Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome causes chronic pain and discomfort. It is difficult to diagnose, but there are effective options for treating pain from this condition. Learn more about the condition and its treatment options below:

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Causes & Symptoms

Myofascial pain syndrome occurs when pressure is applied to certain trigger points in the body, causing referred pain in other areas. It is most common in people whose jobs require repetitive motions (such as a construction worker who uses tools on a daily basis).

Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome can include all of the following:

  • Muscle pain, especially if it’s dull and aching
  • Muscle knots
  • Pain that gets worse over time

One of the most difficult aspects of myofascial pain syndrome is diagnosing the condition, as the symptoms could indicate a number of other conditions. Your physician may order tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms before making the diagnosis.

Treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Treating myofascial pain syndrome is multifaceted, often combining multiple treatment methods to suit the patient’s needs. Typically, the most effective treatments are injection therapy, physical therapy and pain medications. Your pain management physician will try different combinations of treatment until you find something that works for you.

Twin Cities Pain Doctors

Many patients suffering from myofascial pain syndrome feel that their situation is hopeless. This is not the case. Set up an appointment with a pain management physician at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota today. You can contact us through our appointment request form or call our office at (612) 20-SPINE.