The list below highlights some key studies/articles relating to Trigger Point Injection treatments as well as Myofascial Pain Syndrome. These have been gathered from numerous International medical journals and provide a broad overview of the most current literature relating to these topics. Due to copyright reasons we are unable to provide copies of some of the articles and they would have to be requested by the reader directly from the publisher/College of Physicians & Surgeons.
This list will be updated regularly with the most recent research papers and helpful articles. It was last updated: November 2018
Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome: management challenges
Chrona, Eleni et al.
J Pain Res. 2017;10:145-156.
Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Syndromes
Robert D. Gerwin, MD; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
Semin Neurol 2016;36:469–473.
Ultrasound-guided trigger point injection: first description of changes visible on ultrasound scanning in the muscle containing the trigger point.
Niraj G et al.
British Journal Of Anaesthesia [Br J Anaesth] 2011 Sep; Vol. 107 (3), pp. 474-5.
Myofascial Pain Syndromes in the Emergency Department: What Are We Missing?
Roldan CJ et al; Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas.
The Journal Of Emergency Medicine [J Emerg Med] 2015 Dec; Vol. 49 (6), pp. 1004-10. Date of Electronic Publication: 2015 Jul 04.
Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain: An Under-Recognized Diagnosis Leading to Unnecessary Testing.
Glissen Brown JR et al; Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Journal Of Clinical Gastroenterology [J Clin Gastroenterol] 2016 Aug 19. Date of Electronic Publication: 2016 Aug 19.
Effect of trigger point injection on lumbosacral radiculopathy source.
Saeidian SR et al; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz.
Anesthesiology And Pain Medicine [Anesth Pain Med] 2014 Sep 08; Vol. 4 (4), pp. e15500. Date of Electronic Publication: 20140908 (Print Publication: 2014).
Detecting local twitch responses of myofascial trigger points in the lower-back muscles using ultrasonography.
Rha DW et al; Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation [Arch Phys Med Rehabil] 2011 Oct; Vol. 92 (10), pp. 1576-1580.e1. Date of Electronic Publication: 2011 Aug 12.
Trigger point injection reduces the pain of idiopathic intracranial hypotension.
Sorrell MR; Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.; Springfield Neurology Associates, Springfield, MA, USA.
Headache [Headache] 2015 May; Vol. 55 (5), pp. 697-9.
Trigger point injections for headache disorders: expert consensus methodology and narrative review.
Robbins MS et al; Montefiore Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Other Interventional Procedures Special Interest Section of the American Headache Society
Headache [Headache] 2014 Oct; Vol. 54 (9), pp. 1441-59. Date of Electronic Publication: 2014 Aug 28.
Usefulness of a myofascial trigger point injection for groin pain in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a pilot study.
Kim DS et al; Department of Urology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation [Arch Phys Med Rehabil] 2013 May; Vol. 94 (5), pp. 930-6. Date of Electronic Publication: 2012 Dec 21.
Different substances and dry-needling injections in patients with myofascial pain and headaches.
Venâncio Rde A et al; Marquette University, School of Dentistry, 1801 W Wisconsin Ave., Rm. 366, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA.
Cranio: The Journal Of Craniomandibular Practice [Cranio] 2008 Apr; Vol. 26 (2), pp. 96-103.
Ultrasound-Guided Trigger Point Injection for Myofascial Trigger Points in the Subscapularis and Pectoralis Muscles.
Gupta L et al; Consultant Anaesthesia, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yonsei Medical Journal [Yonsei Med J] 2016 Mar; Vol. 57 (2), pp. 538.