Myofascial Pain Treatment
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder where pressure on sensitive points in the muscles causes pain in the muscle. Some people also feel pain in unrelated parts of the body, which is called referred pain. Myofascial pain syndrome typically affects a muscle that is contracted repetitively. Many people with jobs or hobbies experience stress-related muscle tension. While most people have experienced muscle tension discomfort, myofascial pain syndrome is different in that it persists or worsens. People with myofascial pain often describe the pain as debilitating because it affects their quality of life.
The most common symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome include:
- A deep, aching pain in a muscle. This pain can occur anywhere on the body where soft tissues are found.
- Pain that persists or worsens. Myofascial pain does not relieve itself over time.
- A tender knot in the muscle. This “knot” cannot be worked out with a massage, heat or ice.
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain. Pain that interrupts your sleeping patterns causes fatigue can affect your day to day life.
At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer myofascial release therapy as one of our treatment modalities. Muscle tightness and discomfort can be caused by an injury or surgery, but it may also occur in any area with soft tissue. Repeated muscle tension can also cause the onset of myofascial pain in one area of the body. Other areas of the body will try to compensate for this pain, often causing other issues to occur. It is essential to see a specialist for myofascial pain syndrome because no one should have to deal with pain that will not go away.
The specialists at Medici Spine & Pain use a multidisciplinary approach to help our patients improve their overall wellness and quality of life. With our specialized myofascial pain release therapy, we utilize muscle manipulation, stretching, massage, and other techniques to address the tightness and trigger points in the muscles. This treatment therapy is an option to address muscular shortness and tightness to offer pain relief and improved function.
Our practice incorporates many innovative treatments to help patients restore their ability to enjoy life at a higher level. If you are looking for a minimally invasive, non-addictive option for managing chronic pain, contact Medici Spine & Pain. One of our friendly receptionists will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our pain management doctors. With locations across Metro Atlanta, we have a clinic that is convenient for you.
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