Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

2nd Edition

Trigger Point Management

Print ISBN: 9780323011556
eBook ISBN: 9780323070041
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 20th February 2002
Page Count: 624


This concise, but thorough text covers both the theory and current practice of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain management. It provides practical, step-by-step descriptions of both traditional and state-of-the-art approaches to trigger point injections and nerve blocks, accompanied by clear diagrams that illustrate pain patterns, muscle anatomy, patient positioning, and more. An interdisciplinary approach draws on the knowledge and expertise of authorities in the fields of rheumatology, physiatry, orthopedic surgery, psychology, endocrinology, physical therapy, dentistry, ergonomic engineering, and anesthesiology.

Table of Contents



Part I - General Considerations

  1. Fibromyalgia Syndrome - Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Biopathophysiologic Mechanisms Muhammad B. Yunnus, M.D. and Fatma Inanici, M.D.

  2. Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome Fatma Inanici, M.D. and Muhammad B. Yunnus, M.D.

  3. Unusual Aspects of Musculoskeletal Pain in the Pediatric Population Joan Gold, ..D.

  4. Metabolic and Endocrine Causes of Muscle Syndromes Louis F. Amorosa, M.D.

  5. Psychological Considerations in Myofascial Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Related Musculoskeletal Pain
    Roy C. Gresiak, PhD.

  6. Disability Evaluation and Management of Myofascial Pain Matthew Monsein. M.D.

  7. Functional Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Pain and Evaluation of Treatment Results by Quantitative and Objective Techniques
    Andrew Fischer, M.D.

  8. Diagnosis and Management of Facial Pain Harold V. Cohen,D.D.S., Richard A. Pertes, D.D.S.

Part II - Trigger Point Management

  1. Trigger Points Edward S. Rachlin

  2. History and Physical Examination for Myofascial Pain Syndromes Edward S. Rachlin

  3. Trigger Point Management Edward S. Rachlin, Isabel S. Rachlin

  4. Injection of Specific Trigger Points Edward S. Rachlin

  5. New Injection Techniques for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain Andrew Fischer

  6. Nerve Block Therapy for Myofascial Pain Management Winston C. V. Parris

Part III - Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

  1. Muscle Deficiency Hans Kraus

  2. Physical Therapy Treatment Approaches for Myofascial Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia Isabel S. Rachlin

  3. Manual Therapy and Treatment of Myofascial Pain and Dysfu


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