Myofasical pain syndrome is a condition that causes chronic pain and discomfort. It is difficult to diagnose, but there are effective options for treating pain from the condition. Learn more about the condition and the available 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 of the body. 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 a dull, aching pain.
- Muscle knots.
- Pain that gets worse over time.
One of the most difficult parts of myofascial pain syndrome is diagnosing the condition, since the symptoms could indicate a number of other conditions. Your physician may order tests in order to rule out other conditions with related 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 your 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.