This book is a clear and comprehensive review of current knowledge concerning the myofascial trigger point pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. It covers the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and differential diagnosis of these two closely associated muscle pain disorders. A guideto specific treatment involving trigger points is outlined in detail and supported with clear illustrations.
Gives a clear basis for an understanding of these specific forms of pain and their development, by reviewing and summarising a wealth of available research which is otherwise scattered in a wide variety of journals and booksOffers straightforward steps to an accurate differential diagnosis in relation to these syndromes
Provides a guide to treatment of pain in specific parts of the body, especially in common and chronic conditionsOffers clear and practical steps to treatment which can be applied straight into practice
Addresses areas of growing interest and illuminates the debates about myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.Written by a renowned figure in this field and supported with contributions from key international figures
Two of the worlds leading authorities on fibromyalgia, Professor Yunus in the USA and Dr Inanici in Turkey, have provided a comprehensive review of current concepts concerning all the various aspects of this commonly occurring, complex, controversial and disabling disorder.
By Peter E. Baldry, MB FRCP, Emeritus Consultant Physician and Postgraduate Clinical Tutor, Ashford Hospital, London, UK; Member of the British and Irish Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain and Member of the International Myopain Society