About Myfascial Pain


Myofascial Pain Due to Trigger Points

The National Fibromyalgia Partnership (NFP) now offers a brochure on myofascial pain due to trigger points, a condition which is quite common among patients with fibromyalgia. The brochure was written by the NFP and was medically reviewed by leading experts in the field of myofascial pain treatment and research.


Note: This brochure is for non-profit, educational purposes only and may not be sold or republished in any venue.

Quantities of NFP brochures are also available to health organizations, doctor's offices, and support groups. (Quantity orders are available only to those from the US and Canada.) When requesting a quantity of brochures, please indicate the approximate number which you think you will need.

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Myofascial Pain Due to Trigger Points - Additional Resources

Self-Help Books

Blatman, H and Ekvall B. Winners’ Guide to Pain Relief. Cincinatti (OH): Danua Press, LLC, 2006.

Davies C and Davies A, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief. Third Edition. Oakland, CA: Harbinger Publications, 2013.

Starlanyl DJ and Sharkey J. Healing through Trigger Point Therapy: A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. Berkley: North Atlantic Books, 2013.

Starlanyl DJ and Copeland ME. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual. Oakland (CA): New Harbinger Publications, Inc, 2001.

Travell & Simons’ Trigger Point Flip Charts. Spiral bound chart book containing 12" x 15" drawings by Barbara D. Cummings with the anatomical locations of trigger points and their corresponding pain patterns. Available from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins or from www.Amazon.com.



http://fmcmpd.org - Website of Devin J. Starlanyl. Facebook: Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain.

http://www.painpoints.com - Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine. Website of Robert Gerwin, M.D.

http://www.myofascialtherapy.org - National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists

http://www.blatmanpainclinic.com -Website of Hal Blatman, M.D., author of Winner’s Guide to Pain Relief


Other Important Medical References

Bennett R, “Myofascial Pain Syndromes and Their Evaluation.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 2007;21(3):427-445. {See also his article on myofascial pain at the website of the National Fibromyalgia Foundation: www.myalgia.com]

Ge H-Y, Hongling N, Pascal M, Danneskiold-Samsoe B, Graven-Nielsen T, Arendt-Nielsen L, “Contribution of The Local and Referred Pain from Active Myofascial Trigger Points in Fibromyalgia Syndrome.” Pain 2009:147(1-3):233-240.

Ge H-Y, Wang Y, Danneskiold-Samsoe B, Graven- Nielsen T, Arendt-Nielsen L, “The Predetermined Sites of Examination for Tender Points in Fibromyalgia Syndrome Are Frequently Associated with Myofascial Trigger Points.” The Journal of Pain 2010;11(7):644-651.

Gerwin RD, "Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Syndromes." Semin Neurol. 2016 Oct;36(5):469-473.

Gerwin RD, “Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.”Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014;25(2):341-355.

Mense S and Simons DG, Muscle Pain: Understanding Its Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment. New York, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. [book]

Simons DG, Myofascial Pain Syndrome Due to Trigger Points. International Rehabilitation Medicine Association, IRMA Monograph Series Number 1, November 1987. [booklet]

Sikdar S, Shah JP, Gebreab T, et al. “Novel Applications of Ultrasound Technology To Visualize and Characterize Myofascial Trigger Points and Surrounding Soft Tissue.” Arch Phys Med Rehab 2009;90(11): 1829-1838.

Travell J and Rinzler SH, “The Myofascial Genesis of Pain.” Postgraduate Magazine 1952;11(5).

Travell J, Simons DG, Simons LS, Cummings BD. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manuals. Baltimore (MD): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, November 1998. Available from the publisher and from Amazon.com. [books]




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