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Edited by Dominik Irnich, MD, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area ranging from the latest scientific research findings to practical usage of current manual therapy techniques. Including the latest information from centres of excellence throughout the world, this new book is suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine.

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Section 1 The background

1 Guide to the book

2 Terminology

3 Epidemiology

4 Etiology of myofascial pain syndrome

5 The anatomy and physiology of the muscles

6 Pathophysiology

7 The trigger point as expression of a functional disorder of the locomotor system

8 Trigger points and myofascial pain - acupuncture points and meridian system

9 Myofascial trigger points and fascia

10 Fibromyalgia syndrome

11 Myofascial trigger points and somatoform pain

12 Integrated holistic consideration of the muscles

13 Diagnosis of myofascial pain

14 Differential diagnosis

Section 2 Treatment of myofascial pain

15 Principles of treatment

16 Peculiarities of doctor-patient relationship with chronic pain

17 Selection of suitable treatments

18 Manual therapies and physiotherapeutic procedures

19 Treatment concept - myofascial trigger point therapy

20 Physical procedures

21 Trigger point infiltration

22 Acupuncture and related procedures

23 Complementary and alternative therapy methods and naturopathic treatments

24 Relaxation techniques - body and mind

25 Systemic pharmacotherapy

Section 3 Muscles and trigger points

26 Head

27 Throat, neck and shoulder region

28 Shoulder and upper arm

29 Elbow, forearm and hand

30 Thoracic spine and thorax

31 Abdomen

32 Lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region (pelvic girdle)

33 Hip, thigh and knee

34 Lower leg and foot

    • SKU
      9780702043123
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780702043123
    • Stock Last Checked
      Apr 24, 2024
  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    May 17, 2013
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