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?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 50
30s 162
40s 246
50s 218
60s 66
70+ 13


Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 62
20-29 years 111
30-39 years 147
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 488
Not Diagnosed 82

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