This site describes two medical conditions which often occur together:
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain. Chronic Myofascial Pain was
previously called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. See the handout "Chronic Myofascial Pain.".
These conditions are clearly clinical
disorders, and as they share symptoms with so many other disorders,
are currently among the most misdiagnosed of ailments.
We hope that this information will
help people get more information about these illnesses so as to
better their chances of accurate diagnosis and improved therapy.
Please do not request
opinions on specific diagnoses, including test interpretations. It is
illegal to give specific treatment advice for individual patients over
the Internet. Devin Starlanyl is not in medical practice. We are
restricted by law to providing general information such as can be
found in a medical text. Please check the "Books
and Tapes" section for more informational resources.
How To Use This Website
non-medically trained Companions start here
Doctors and Other
Care Providers, start here.
For translations of handouts, start here
This website is
tuned for new and exciting additions. Thanks to the efforts of friends
from around the world, the information contained on this web site is available in Spanish
and Dutch. We are looking for translators with
some medical familiarity who would be willing to translate handouts
into French, German and other languages. If you are such a
person, please contact the Webmaster.
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Right now there aren't enough care providers skilled in the treatment of myofascial trigger points. Visit the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists to find a listing for the school you need. Some schools provide access to dry needling and training for doctors, dentists and other skilled professionals as well.