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Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study

Emilia Rakhamimova, Rebecca Chanmin, Ilana Urman, Jereen Chowdhury, Danessa Bradley, Devi Nampiaparampil.

Abstract
Introduction: Myofascial pain in the trapezius, rhomboids, levator scapulae and sternocleidomastoid is often linked to cervical and thoracic disc degeneration and facet osteoarthritis as well as postural imbalances and muscle deconditioning.
Case Report: We present the case of a 37-year-old female with Duane Syndrome who presented with chronic neck and mid-back pain. We tried a multimodal approach to myofascial pain management, including physical therapy, nortriptyline 10 mg to address potential central sensitization as well as neuropathic pain, and trigger point injections. Ultimately, the patient underwent ocular surgery, after which her myofascial pain improved. Our other treatment interventions became significantly more effective after the surgery.
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature of extraocular muscle disorders being associated with myofascial pain. It is also the first case of myofascial pain successfully treated by corrective oculoplastic surgery. Extraocular disorders can lead to overuse or repetitive trauma to the trapezius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, sternocleidomastoid and other muscles of the neck and trunk as the patient uses compensatory motions to ease their visual difficulties. This overuse can then lead to myofascial pain and trigger point formation.

Key words: Myofascial pain, Duane Syndrome


 
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Rakhamimova E, RC, Urman I, Chowdhury J, Bradley D, Nampiaparampil D. Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(4): 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain


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Rakhamimova E, RC, Urman I, Chowdhury J, Bradley D, Nampiaparampil D. Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. http://mdpub.net/?mno=30509 [Access: July 17, 2019]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain


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Rakhamimova E, RC, Urman I, Chowdhury J, Bradley D, Nampiaparampil D. Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(4): 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



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Rakhamimova E, RC, Urman I, Chowdhury J, Bradley D, Nampiaparampil D. Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2019), [cited July 17, 2019]; 3(4): 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



Harvard Style

Rakhamimova, E., , . R. C., Urman, . I., Chowdhury, . J., Bradley, . D. & Nampiaparampil, . D. (2019) Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 3 (4), 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



Turabian Style

Rakhamimova, Emilia, Rebecca Chanmin, Ilana Urman, Jereen Chowdhury, Danessa Bradley, and Devi Nampiaparampil. 2019. Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (4), 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



Chicago Style

Rakhamimova, Emilia, Rebecca Chanmin, Ilana Urman, Jereen Chowdhury, Danessa Bradley, and Devi Nampiaparampil. "Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3 (2019), 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Rakhamimova, Emilia, Rebecca Chanmin, Ilana Urman, Jereen Chowdhury, Danessa Bradley, and Devi Nampiaparampil. "Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3.4 (2019), 177-179. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Rakhamimova, E., , . R. C., Urman, . I., Chowdhury, . J., Bradley, . D. & Nampiaparampil, . D. (2019) Myofascial Pain Secondary to Duane Syndrome: A Case Study. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (4), 177-179. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Duane-syndrome-myofascial-pain