oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The management of myofascial pain syndrome : review article

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... REVIEW Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - July 2003 19 The Management of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Introduction During the previous century and early this century, myofascial pain syndrome (MFPS) was attributed to an inflammation of fibrous tissue around the tendons, bursae, ligaments, muscles and periosteum. No obvious proof of any pathological abnormalities was observed in muscle. Currently, there are still no signs of an obvious pathogenesis causing the syndrome. Pathophysiology of Muscular Pain Afferent nerve fibres to muscle are classified as groups I, II, III and IV. The open nerve endings in muscle are the main nociceptive ..

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