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How can i distinguish between migraine headache and myofacial pain syndrome?is there any relation?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Different things: Migraine and myofacial pain syndrome are very different. If any myofacial pain syndrome resembles fibromyalgia. Migraine is a sudden onset of headache with or without neurological symptoms and nausea/vomiting.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Comorbidity: Myofacial pain syndromeis a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Mfp is characterized by the presence of one or more hyperirritable sites within the muscle known as myofascial trigger points. Palpation of the trigger points and a trial of a triptan is helpful in the diagnostic process. See: orofacial pain specialist.

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