Inflammation of the connective tissue covering the muscles in the body can cause myofascial pain. In many cases, this can lead to chronic pain that can last for many months or even years without treatment. Diagnosing this condition and finding the right treatment combination can give patients with myofascial pain relief. At Medici Spine & Pain, we can create a treatment plan that stops or manages their pain.
The fascia is the connective tissue that covers the muscle, and it can be affected by injuries and other health conditions. When inflammation occurs, it can cause localized or referred myofascial pain. Localized pain in the area where the fascia is stressed or referred pain caused by trigger points can become chronic. Causes can include muscle fatigue, injuries, lack of use (after an injury) or repetitive strain. Sometimes, the cause of myofascial pain is unknown.
Treatment for Chronic Myofascial Pain
Reducing the inflammation and increasing strength in the underlying muscles can be the best way to stop or control myofascial pain. Physical therapy is almost always recommended to help strengthen and stretch the muscles and fascia tissue. Medication management, injection therapy and myofascial release may also be part of a treatment plan, depending on the source of the pain and the symptoms of the patient.
Myofascial pain can be frustrating, as it is difficult to diagnose and pinpoint the cause of the pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you need the expertise of pain specialists to diagnose and treat your condition. Contact one of our pain clinics in the Atlanta area. We will schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to begin treatment for your myofascial pain. Our team can help you find relief to improve your quality of life.