Common Pain Syndromes

from Travell & Simons

Initial Diagnosis        

 Some Likely Trigger Point     

Angina Pectoris (atypical)

Pectoralis major

Appendicitis

Lower rectus abdominis

Atypical Angina

Pectoralis major

Atypical Facial Neuralgia

Masseter

Temporalis

Sternal division of sternocleidomastoid

Upper trapezius

Atypical Migraine

Sternocleidomastoid

Temporalis

Posterior cervical

BackPain, Middle

Upper rectus abdominis

Thoracic paraspinals

Back Pain, Low

Lower rectus abdominis

Thoracolumbar paraspinals

see Volume 2 muscles

(Bicipital) Tendinitis

Long head of biceps brachii

Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain

Abdominal muscles

Dysmenorrhea

Lower rectus abdominis

Earache (enigmatic)

Deep masseter

Epicondylitis

Wrist extensors

Supinator

Triceps brachii

Frozen Shoulder

Subscapularis

Myofascial Pain Dysfunction

Masticatory muscles

Occipital Headache

Posterior cervicals

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Serratus anterior

Intercostals

Radiculopathy, Cs

Pectoralis minor

Scalenes

Scapulocostal Syndrome

Scalenes

Middle trapezius

Levator scapulae

Subacromial Bursitis

Middle deltoid

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Masseter

Lateral pterygoid

Tennis Elbow

Finger extensors

Supinator

Tension Headache

SternoCleidomastoid

Masticatory muscles

Posterior cervicals

Suboccipital muscles

Upper trapezius

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Scalenes

Subscapularis

Pectoralis minor and major

Latissimus dorsi

Teres major

Tietze's Syndrome

Pectoralis major enthesopathy

Internal intercostals