Emerging concepts in the treatment of myofascial pain: a review of medications, modalities, and needle-based interventions.

Thiru Mandyam Annaswamy, Arthur J. De Luigi, Bryan J. O'Neill, Nandita Keole, David Berbrayer

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Abstract

Significant developments and changes in the use of interventions and treatments for the management of myofascial pain syndrome have occurred in the past 10 years. These emerging concepts have changed the approach for clinicians who manage these pain disorders. However, wide variations in practice patterns prevail, and no clear consensus exists regarding when and how to use these interventions; in addition, awareness of the evidence basis behind their use is limited. This review examines the most recent advances in the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. Specifically, the evidence basis of various emerging interventions is reviewed and recommendations for routine clinical practice and their rationale are provided. The purpose of this review is to provide the clinician with a better understanding of emerging concepts in the interventions used for myofascial pain syndromes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-961
Number of pages22
JournalPM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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