It is my belief the physicians should think of myofascial pain syndrome as either 'primary myofascial pain' that arises from the muscles themselves or 'secondary myofascial pain' that is referred from other pain-generating sources.
What does MFPS stand for?
MFPS stands for Myofascial Pain Syndrome (chronic muscle pain)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Introduction Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a soft tissue rheumatism or a regional pain syndrome characterized by the presence of trigger points in muscle and/or fascial bands and development of pain, sensory changes and local twitch response reflected by stimulation of these points (1).
Myofascial pain syndrome in the differential diagnosis of chronic abdominal pain.
Muscle Pain and Pianists: The Myofascial Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia," by Rosen, gives information about the symptoms and diagnosis surrounding pain.
We still don't know whether depression is a cause or effect in fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes (16).
Discrepancies in a patient's history and findings are one way to identify which women with angina-like chest pain are apt to benefit from a physical therapy program for myofascial pain syndrome.
The trigger points of the myofascial pain syndrome purport to be an objective sign because the examiner is supposed to be able to feel a taut band of muscle with a cordlike texture.
This is the route of proving myofascial pain syndrome -- pain within the body of the muscle.