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

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

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?

  • 787patients have this condition
  • 9new patients joined this month
  • 153say Myofascial Pain is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 49
30s 157
40s 245
50s 214
60s 64
70+ 10


Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 61
20-29 years 109
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 80
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 474
Not Diagnosed 81

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