CMP RESOURCES provides you with a large quantity of accurate medical information related
to Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP). Our goal is to inform and assist patients, caregivers,
and families living with CMP. Helping them to lead a better life.
It is estimated that some 44 million Americans have Chronic Myofascial
Also called Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS), CMP is a painful condition affecting the
muscles and the sheath of the tissue, called the fascia, that surround the muscles. CMP
can involve a single muscle or a group of muscles. It is characterized by pain and
stiffness that is restricted to certain locations on the body.
CMP is not a psychological disturbance, nor is it a mental illness, although chronic pain
can cause anxiety and lead to depression. The American Medical Association (AMA), the
World Health Organization (WHO), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are among
those who have accepted CMP as a legitimate physical illness and as major
cause of disability2.
Our first objective, the most important, is to provide resources to assist and inform
people affected with CMP, helping them to live a better life. Resources describing
symptoms, severity, duration and treatments for CMP can be found in the menu to your left.
The FAQ's section answers many frequently asked
questions concerning CMP as well miscellaneous questions.
Our basic resources include: innovative coping tips to help with
the effects of CMP, disability information, a
drug database, and our
doctor database which consists of 1722 doctors from 31 countries
around the world.
Support Group Resources worldwide include:
group listings, Online
support group listings, help
in starting your own support group, and how to List Your Support Group on this
Feel free to Contact Us with any questions or comments you
might have. We sincerely hope that you find this site useful.