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Physical Examination Techniques for the Assessment of Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain

A Systematic Review

Meister, Melanie R.; Shivakumar, Nishkala; Sutcliffe, Siobhan; Spitznagle, Theresa; Lowder, Jerry L.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: May 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 5 - p 276–277
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000554821.40095.69

(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;219:497.e1–497.e13)

Myofascial pain is common in both women and men with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and pelvic floor disorder symptoms. It is characterized by the presence of trigger points, tenderness to palpation, and local or referred pain and can result in debilitating CPP.

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology (M.R.M., J.L.L.), Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery (S.S.), and Department of Physical Therapy (T.S.), Washington University in St Louis; and Washington University School of Medicine (N.S.), St Louis, MO

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