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Devin Starlanyl

Listen to Devin being interviewed on The Authors' Show about the book "Healing through Trigger Point Therapy"!


Fibromyalgia (FM) and
Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
informational website by Devin Starlanyl

Author of:
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual 2nd Edition
and The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.  The Chronic Myofascial Pain video is no longer available.

Join Devin's Facebook Group: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. To find my Facebook informational group, click on and find Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction and you will get an entry into the informational group.

"Healing through Trigger Point Therapy: A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction" by Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey, with illustrations by Amanda Williams, is available in both print and e-book format. This book is written in reader-friendly language for patients and care providers, with treatment options for migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, symptoms associated with aging, and much more. The book explains the source of pain and many non-pain symptoms. To see the Table of Contents, click here.

Myofascial Pain Brochure from Fibromyalgia Frontiers


We have many requests for the physician's side symptoms list, known as "Devin's Diagnostic"

This site describes two medical conditions which often occur together: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain.  Chronic Myofascial Pain was previously called Myofascial Pain Syndrome.  See the handout "Chronic Myofascial Pain.".

These conditions are clearly clinical disorders, and as they share symptoms with so many other disorders, are currently among the most misdiagnosed of ailments.

We hope that this information will help people get more information about these illnesses so as to better their chances of accurate diagnosis and improved therapy.

Please do not request opinions on specific diagnoses, including test interpretations.  It is illegal to give specific treatment advice for individual patients over the Internet.  Devin Starlanyl is not in medical practice.  We are restricted by law to providing general information such as can be found in a medical text.  Please check the "Books and Tapes" section for more informational resources.

How To Use This Website

Patients and non-medically trained Companions start here

Doctors and Other Care Providers, start here.

For translations of handouts, start here

This website is going multi-lingual.  Stay tuned for new and exciting additions.  Thanks to the efforts of friends from around the world, the information contained on this web site is available in Spanish and Dutch.  We are looking for translators with some medical familiarity who would be willing to translate handouts into French, German and other languages.  If you are such a person, please contact the Webmaster. 

Are you a healer, or would you like to be?

Right now there aren't enough care providers skilled in the treatment of myofascial trigger points. There are openings at the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management and the MyoRehab Seminar Series in New Mexico. Experience healing as you never have before, while learning to treat others. Doctors, physical therapists and other health care practitioners can learn about hands-on myofascial trigger point diagnosis and treatment, including dry needling, at Myopain Seminars.

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual, edition 2, by Devin J. Starlanyl, Mary Ellen Copeland

Devin talks about the new edition.
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