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Muscolino, EJ. (2013) 'Abdominal wall trigger point case study', J Bodyw Mov Ther.2013 Apr;17(2):151-6.

J Bodyw Mov Ther.2013 Apr;17(2):151-6.

Abdominal wall trigger point case study

J E Muscolino


Myofascial trigger points (TrPs) are posited to be an element in the etiology of both musculoskeletal and visceral pain. However, the recognition of TrPs as a causative factor in a patient's pain presentation varies amongst physicians and therapists. When myofascial pain syndrome is responsible for a patient's condition and is not recognized by the patient's medical advisors, the patient may be put through a plethora of testing procedures to find the cause of the patient's pain, and prescribed medications in an effort to treat the patient's symptoms. The case review presented here involves a patient with severe anterior abdominal pain, with a history of Crohn's disease, who experienced a long and difficult medical process before a diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome was made.

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