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Devin Starlanyl, M.D., states, "Unfortunately, most pain management clinics spend a lot of time helping people learn to live with their pain when, often, some of the pain can be eliminated. Once identified, trigger points – those lumps of fascia and waste materials – can be broken up, or at least minimized. Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) isn't easy to diagnose, and neither is fibromyalgia. There are often multiple interacting factors. No matter how much doctors might enjoy a mystery, they have little time to play Sherlock Holmes; and no two patients are alike. But the Travell and Simons Trigger Point Manuals are invaluable tools in making a diagnosis." (Source: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual, by Devin Starlanyl, M.D., and Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A.)