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This book is a clear and comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning
the myofascial trigger point pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. It covers the pathogenesis,
pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and differential diagnosis of these
two closely associated muscle pain disorders. A guideto specific treatment involving
trigger points is outlined in detail and supported with clear illustrations.
- Gives a clear basis for an understanding of these specific forms of pain and their development, by reviewing and summarising a wealth of available research which is otherwise scattered in a wide variety of journals and booksOffers straightforward steps to an accurate differential diagnosis in relation to these syndromes
- Provides a guide to treatment of pain in specific parts of the body, especially in common and chronic conditionsOffers clear and practical steps to treatment which can be applied straight into practice
- Addresses areas of growing interest and illuminates the debates about myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.Written by a renowned figure in this field and supported with contributions from key international figures
- Two of the worlds leading authorities on fibromyalgia, Professor Yunus in
the USA and Dr Inanici in Turkey, have provided a comprehensive review of
current concepts concerning all the various aspects of this commonly occurring,
complex, controversial and disabling disorder.
Part 1 The Myofascial Pain Syndrome
The evolution of current concepts. Nocigenic pain-producing and pain-modulating mechanisms. The emotional aspects of pain. Myofascial trigger points. Neurogenic pain disorders and the myofascial pain syndrome the differential diagnosis. Concomitant reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome and the myofascial pain syndrome. Treatment of the myofascial pain syndrome.
Part 2 Regional Myofascial Trigger Point Pain
Pain from the myofascial trigger points: in the neck; in the shoulder region; in the arm; in the scalp and face; in the lower back; in the leg; in the chest wall; in the abdominal wall and pelvic floor