Box 421 Long and Kephorts modified criteria for the MFP17

All of the following must be present:

1. regional pain;

2. presence of a taut palpable band;

3. distinct pattern of referred pain;

4. exquisite local tenderness at one or more points in the taut band;

5. limited range of motion in the affected area.

Plus one of the following:

1. local twitch response to snapping palpation or needling;

2. pressure on myofascial trigger points reproduces pain;

3. pain alleviated by deactivating the myofascial trigger point.

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