Muscle Pain (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of myofascial pain syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome can resolve with ideal treatment regimens. However, many patients with myofascial pain syndrome have symptoms for years. Outcomes are best when a multifaceted treatment approach is guided by a single physician who is monitoring the response to various therapies employed.

Can myofascial pain syndrome be prevented?

While myofascial pain syndrome cannot be prevented, it is certainly possible to avoid factors that make the condition worse. This includes avoiding reinjury, minimizing stress, maximizing optimal sleep, and treating any underlying depression.

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Cush, J.J., A. Kavanaugh, and C.M. Stein. Rheumatology Diagnosis & Therapeutics, Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2015

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