Myofascial pain syndrome is muscle pain in the body's soft tissues due to injury or strain. Symptoms include muscle pain with tender points and fatigue. Treatment usually involves physical therapy, massage therapy, or trigger point injection. Read more: Myofascial Pain Syndrome Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- metaxalone - oral, Skelaxin
- cyclobenzaprine - oral, Flexeril
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- methocarbamol (Robaxin, Robaxin-750)
- amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep)
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone
- Oxycodone vs. Codeine
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- orphenadrine - injection, Norflex
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Dilaudid-5, Dilaudid-HP Injection, Exalgo) for Pain
- orphenadrine (Norflex)
- nortriptyline, Pamelor, Aventyl - has been discontinued in the U.S.
- carisoprodol (Soma)
- triazolam, Halcion
- methocarbamol/aspirin - oral
- butorphanol (Stadol)
- aspirin gum - oral, Aspergum
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