Otolaryngic myofascial pain syndromes

Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2004 Dec;8(6):457-62. doi: 10.1007/s11916-004-0067-z.

Abstract

It has been long recognized in the otolaryngic community that despite great effort dedicated to the physiology and pathology of the ear, nose, throat/head and neck, there are a number of symptoms, including pain in various locations about the head and neck, which cannot be explained by traditional otolaryngic principles. The tenets of myofascial dysfunction, however, as elucidated by Dr. Janet Travell, explain most of these previously unexplained symptoms; furthermore, treatment based on Dr. Travell's teachings is effective in relieving these symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Ear Diseases / diagnosis
  • Ear Diseases / physiopathology
  • Ear Diseases / therapy*
  • Earache / diagnosis
  • Earache / etiology
  • Earache / therapy
  • Facial Neuralgia / diagnosis
  • Facial Neuralgia / etiology
  • Facial Neuralgia / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Laryngeal Diseases / physiopathology
  • Laryngeal Diseases / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes / therapy*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / complications
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Paresthesia / drug therapy
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Sinusitis / complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed