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Definition of Myofascial pain syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome: A condition characterized by chronic pain in the muscle tissues, similar to fibromyalgia. MPS is sometimes the aftermath of injury. Pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and therapies aimed at relaxing the muscles tissues (such as massage, chiropracty, and some forms of acupuncture) have been reported as beneficial. Abbreviated MPS.

See also fibromyalgia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11694
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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