Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points found in muscles (trigger points) elicits pain in the muscle and often refers to other areas of the body. Sometimes confused with fibromyalgia, it is its own clinical entity. It is overlooked as a cause of muscle and joint pain, however it is found in large segments of the population. The work of Janet Travell, MD, the first female White House physician, helped pave the way to the understanding of myofascial pain syndrome, its diagnosis and treatment.

About the presenter:

Howard Benedikt, DC, DCBCN is a practicing chiropractor with over 45 years of clinical practice. He did his undergraduate work at Queens College, Flushing, New York and then went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences. His Master of Science in Nutrition is from the C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He holds Diplomate status from the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition and serves on their executive committee. He chairs the nutrition education committee of the CBCN. Dr. Benedikt has taught nutrition at the college level and is a on the Post graduate faculty at Parker Chiropractic and Life University. Dr. Benedikt has a clinical practice in New York and is passionate about the role of chiropractic and nutrition in helping his patients achieve their highest level of well-being.

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