Muscle Pain Treatment

  • Norman Marcus
  • Jason Ough


Muscles represent approximately 40–50 % of the body by weight yet are generally absent from our evaluation and treatment protocols for common pain syndromes. This chapter will provide a brief background on the history of the understanding of muscle pain, its epidemiology and pathophysiology, problems in implementing a universally accepted approach to its diagnosis and treatment, and a suggested protocol for the inclusion of muscle evaluation and treatment in all instances of subacute and chronic pain presentations.


Central Sensitization Muscle Pain Trigger Point Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Myofascial Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Muscle Pain Research, Departments of Anesthesiology and PsychiatryNew York University Langone School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pain Management/AnesthesiologyNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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