Myofascial syndrome: Response to trigger-point injections

Nelson Hendler, Hinda Fink, Donlin Long

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Abstract

Electromyographic recordings in 18 patients with chronic myofascial pain provided objective evidence for high levels of muscle tension, in place of the previous reliance on subjective reporting of the pain. These levels declined sharply after the injection of a local anesthetic at the trigger point, showing that measurable physiologic change accompanied the subjective relief reported by the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-997
Number of pages3
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Trigger Points
Muscle Tonus
Injections
Local Anesthetics
Chronic Pain
Pain
Syndrome
Trigger
Reliance
Relief

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Myofascial syndrome : Response to trigger-point injections. / Hendler, Nelson; Fink, Hinda; Long, Donlin.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 24, No. 11, 1983, p. 999-997.

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Hendler, Nelson ; Fink, Hinda ; Long, Donlin. / Myofascial syndrome : Response to trigger-point injections. In: Psychosomatics. 1983 ; Vol. 24, No. 11. pp. 999-997.
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