Treatment of individual isolated events of trigger points has been quite successful.
Some people get total relief. However, others who haven't had their symptoms identified
and treated appropriately will develop full-blown chronic myofascial pain. In these
people, latent trigger points may last a lifetime despite the most appropriate care,
possibly because of a disease process yet to be identified.
It's possible to bring trigger points under control with proper myofascial
treatment, supervised exercise, medication, and avoidance of perpetuating factors. CMP is
not a progressive disorder in that it does not continue to worsen once the trigger
points (MTP's) are treated. Left untreated, however, the chances of their total eradication
There is no textbook approach to a magical cure for CMP from trigger points. Therapies
and treatment are aimed at restoring normal resting muscle fiber length; and
maintaining adequate muscle strength, and endurance. However, treating trigger points should
result in improvement of life's quality.