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MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT PAIN SYNDROME The physician, however, who from the 1940s onwards has done the most to further the subject is Janet Travell (Fig. 1). She first began to take an interest in it after reading how Edeiken & Wolferth (1936) had been able to reproduce spontaneously occurring shoulder pain by applying pressure to tender points in muscles around the scapula, and then reading about observations made both by Kellgren and by the American orthopaedic surgeon Steindler (1940). 2 David Simons.

Federation Proceedings 5: 106 Travell J, Simons D G 1983 Myofascial pain and dysfunction. The trigger point manual. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore Wyke B 1987 The neurology of low back pain. In: Jayson M I V (ed) The lumbar spine and back pain, 3rd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, p. qxd 11*10*04 10:15 Page 37 37 Chapter 5 Evolution of knowledge concerning muscle pain syndromes for which it is employed INTRODUCTION CHAPTER CONTENTS Introduction 37 Some 19th and early 20th century observations concerning a muscle pain disorder initially called muscular rheumatism and subsequently fibrositis 37–40 The introduction of a variety of other names for the disorder during the first half of the 20th century 40–41 Observations during the 1950s that led to the recognition of the disorder – myofascial trigger point pain syndrome.

Milan Carraro A 1825 Saggio sull’agopuntura. Udine Cassedy J H 1974 Early use of acupuncture in the United States. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 50 (8): 892–896 Churchill J M 1821 A treatise on acupuncturation being a description of a surgical operation originally peculiar to the Japanese and Chinese, and by them denominated zin-king, now introduced into European practice, with directions for its performance, and cases illustrating its success. Simpkins & Marshall, London (German trans 1824, French trans 1825) Churchill J M 1828 Cases illustrative of the immediate effects of acupuncturation in rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, anomalous muscular diseases and in dropsy of the cellular tissue, selected from various sources and intended as an appendix to the author’s treatise on the subject.

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