Definition of Myofascial pain syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome: A condition characterized by chronic pain in the muscle tissues, similar to fibromyalgia. MPS is sometimes the aftermath of injury. Pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and therapies aimed at relaxing the muscles tissues (such as massage, chiropracty, and some forms of acupuncture) have been reported as beneficial. Abbreviated MPS.
See also fibromyalgia.
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013
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