The companion volume to Muscle Pain: Understanding the Mechanisms, this text shifts the emphasis from concepts to practical advice. It facilitates the diagnosis and management of the often enigmatic symptoms of chronic muscle pain and includes the combined expertise of leaders in the field who have contributed cutting-edge material on the major syndromes. As a set, this volume and its partner are essential reading for practitioners treating acute and chronic pain conditions involving muscle tissues.
Table of contents
Preface.- Foreword.- Introduction.- Part I Myofascial pain syndrome.- Pain due to trigger points: Clinic of myofascial pain syndrome. Morphology of myofascial trigger points: how does a trigger point look like?- Part II Fibromyalgia syndrome.- Clinical aspects and management. Gender, genetics and other risk factors increasing vulnerability to fibromyalgia.- Part III Other muscle pain syndromes.- Low back pain due to muscle disorders. Temporomandibular pain. Inflammatory myopathies. Whip lash injury and muscle pain. Cortical imaging in experimental muscle pain.- Glossary.