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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Myofascial Pain Syndrome and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Balance and gait training, Bed Body Movement w/PT, Exercise machines) 10 more
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
48
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
32
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
How many evaluations
18
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Aromatherapy massage, Arthrosage, Cranio Facial Massage therapy) 10 more
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
13
How many evaluations
6
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Data from patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Balance and gait training, Bed Body Movement w/PT, Exercise machines) 10 more
How many have tried
48
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Pain Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
How many have tried
32
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Migraine headaches
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
27
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Acid reflux Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
21
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Itching 5 more
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
20
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 11 more
How many evaluations
10
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
19
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Daytime sleepiness 11 more
How many evaluations
18
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
18
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Addiction Cognitive confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
14
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dry mouth 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
13
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Morning nausea Tiredness increased 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Aromatherapy massage, Arthrosage, Cranio Facial Massage therapy) 10 more
How many have tried
13
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Soreness Muscle and joint pain 1 more
How many evaluations
6
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Data from patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Myofascial Pain Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 53
30s 167
40s 271
50s 244
60s 75
70+ 13

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 68
20-29 years 116
30-39 years 162
40-49 years 91
50-59 years 36
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 531
Not Diagnosed 85

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