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differential diagnosis

A comparison of the clinical manifestation and pathophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia: implications for differential diagnosis and management

May 25, 2018

Two prominent forms of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders are fibromyalgia (FM) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Inconsistent diagnosis of chronic musculoskeletal pain is an important clinical issue, as MPS is often mistaken for FM. Distinction between the two diagnoses depends largely on identification of either tender points or myofascial trigger points in FM and MPS,

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Perianal abscess mimicking levator ani syndrome: a case report and approach to the differential diagnosis of anorectal pain.

August 22, 2017

Objective: To present the clinical management and comprehensive differential diagnosis of a patient with anorectal pain from a perianal abscess. Clinical Features: A 41-year-old woman presented with pain localized to her perianal and gluteal region, accompanied by internal and external rectal pain. Prior to presentation, the patient had received a working diagnosis of levator ani

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Diagnostic and treatment methods used by chiropractors: A random sample survey of Canada’s English-speaking provinces

August 31, 2015

Objective: It is important to understand how chiropractors practice beyond their formal education. The objective of this analysis was to assess the diagnostic and treatment methods used by chiropractors in English-speaking Canadian provinces. Methods: A questionnaire was created that examined practice patterns amongst chiropractors. This was sent by mail to 749 chiropractors, randomly selected and

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Torticollis in infants and children: a report of three cases

August 12, 2014

Three cases of torticollis are recorded, one of a child with congenital muscular torticollis and two of infants with acquired torticollis caused by neurogenic tumours. All were treated by chiropractors before the correct diagnosis was made. The differential diagnosis of torticollis in infants and children is important in clinical practice. (JCCA 1990; 34(1):13-19) Key Words:

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