RESOURCES

Resources to understand healing from chronic myofasical pain.

Provided below are links to lists of books, articles, CDs, and websites that I've come across during my personal healing journey that you may also find helpful. These are not intended to be comprehensive lists; they are simply tools that I have found helpful thus far. 

  

These lists will be updated as I find new sources. Check back again for new information. 


You're also welcome to suggest additional books and websites for this list via the contact page.   


Note: I receive no compensation for recommending any of these resources.

Resources

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN:

Books I Found Very Helpful in Understanding Myofascial Pain (in order of usefulness to my healing journey):


Books I'm Interested in Reading (in alphabetical order by author):


Scientific Articles (in alphabetical order by author):


  • ​​Argoff CE, MD; H Smith, MD; and RW Evans, MD, 2012. "Myofascial pain syndrome" MedLink Neurology, October 23.​
  • Finley JE, MD, 2017. "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Myofascial Pain" MedScape, May 21.
  • Fleckenstein J, et al., 2010. "Discrepancy between prevalence and perceived effectiveness of treatment methods in myofascial pain syndrome: Results of a cross-sectional, nationwide survey" BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11:32.
  • ​​Graff-Radford SB, 2004. "Myofascial pain: diagnosis and management" Current Pain Headache Reports, December, 8(6):463-7.
  • Simons DG, 1988. “Myofascial pain syndromes: where are we? Where are we going?” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 69:207-12.
  • Vidor LP, et al., 2014. "Association of anxiety with intracortical inhibition and descending pain modulation in chronic myofascial pain syndrome" BMC Neuroscience, 15:42.

Resources

MIND-BODY EXPLANATION OF CHRONIC PAIN:

(These books aren't exclusive to myofascial pain syndrome; they address many types of chronic pain.)


Books I've Found To Be Very Helpful and Informative (in alphabetical order by author): 

Books I'm Interested in Reading (in alphabetical order by author):  

Resources

HEALING RESOURCES AND PERSONAL STORIES:

Healing Chronic Pain Resources (in approximate order of usefulness to me):

Personal Stories (each of these books was valuable to me, although they are not all solely about chronic myofascial pain. Listed in reverse chronological order by publication year): 

Resources

TRAUMA AND PAIN:

Books I've Found To Be Extremely Informative (in alphabetical order by author):

Books I'm Interested in Reading (in alphabetical order by author):

Scientific Articles (in alphabetical order by author):

Note, this list is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but it is a good start.

Resources

WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

Links to Websites and Articles of Interest (listed roughly in reverse order of when I read them. New links will be added at the top of the list.): 

Please feel free to provide comments or suggestions via the contact page.