2017
DOI: 10.1590/1678-98652017000500003
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Abstract: A B S T R A C T ObjectiveTo identify the occurrence of constipation in patients with myofascial pain syndrome and to correlate these disorders with the clinical and nutritional variables. MethodsThis report describes a case-control study performed with 98 adults of both sexs, including 49 patients and 49 individuals without pain. The intensity of the reported pain was evaluated using the Pain Visual Analog Scale, which provided a simple and efficient measurement of pain intensity consisting of a 10cm horizonta… Show more

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“…IBS may also be a cause of constipation. It has been shown that there is an association between IBS and chronic myofascial pain and the formation of TrPs not only in the pelvic area but also in distant muscles [58]. TrPs can increase the tonus of PFM, making defecation difficult, resulting in a vicious cycle [56].…”
Section: Chronic Constipationmentioning
confidence: 99%