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CMP RESOURCES 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.


Background

It is estimated that some 44 million Americans have Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP).1 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.


Mission

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: In-person support group listings, Online support group listings, help in starting your own support group, and how to List Your Support Group on this web site.


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DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH FM or CFS/ME?

FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia (FM) affects 3 to 6 million Americans.3

A variety of studies by CDC and others have shown that between 1 and 4 million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy(CFS/ME). They are seriously impaired, at least a quarter are unemployed or on disability because of CFS/ME.4

If you suffer from FM or CFS/ME, or know of someone who suffers with these conditions, we suggest you check out our sister site, FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES. FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES provides you with a large quantity of accurate medical information related to FM and CFS/ME. They're objective is to inform and assist patients, caregivers, and families living with FM and CFS/ME. Visit FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES today to learn more!



Sources:

1. Wheeler AH. Myofascial pain disorders: theory to therapy, Drugs 2004; 64(1):45-62.

2. Starlanyl D, Copeland ME. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain, 2nd ed. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc; 2001.

3. Samer Koutoubi MD, PhD, Protein Nutrition in Fibromyalgia, Page Range: 47 - 58, DOI: 10.1300/J092v14n03_05, Copyright Year: 2007.

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Background.


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