The efficacy of topical thiocolchicoside (Muscoril((R))) in the treatment of acute cervical myofascial pain syndrome: a single-blind, randomized, prospective, phase IV clinical study


KETENCİ A. , Basat H. , Esmaeilzadeh S.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.95-103, 2009 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-103
  • Keywords: Local injection, medical treatment, muscle relaxant, myofascial pain syndrome, trigger point

Abstract

Objectives: Myofascial pain syndrome is a disorder characterized by hypersensitive sites called trigger points at one or more muscles and/or connective tissue, leading to pain, muscle spasm, sensitivity, rigor, limitation of movement, weakness, and rarely, autonomic dysfunction. Various treatment methods have been used in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. Among these, stretch and spray technique, trigger point injection, dry needling, pharmacological agents, and physical therapy modalities have been proven effective.