Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic local or regional musculoskeletal pain disorder that may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. The pain may be of a burning, stabbing, aching or nagging quality.

What is it like to have Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Rest, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Modafinil
Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Amitriptyline, Zolpidem, Trazodone
Duloxetine, Bupropion, Venlafaxine

What do patients take to treat Myofascial Pain Syndrome and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Soft Tissue Massage, Vestibular Therapy, PRRT, Recumbent Stepper)


(Fexmid, APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Tensodox, PMS-Cyclobenzaprine)


(Doliprane, Perdolan, Pamol, Stopain)


These charts show data from Myofascial Pain patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Myofascial Pain Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 748 patients have this condition
  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 135 say Myofascial Pain is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 47
30s 154
40s 231
50s 205
60s 56
70+ 8


Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 60
20-29 years 104
30-39 years 137
40-49 years 77
50-59 years 30
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 456
Not Diagnosed 79

These charts show data from Myofascial Pain patients who have completed their condition history
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