Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment
Muscles are covered with fascia tissue, a connective tissue that separates each muscle. When fascia becomes inflamed, it can cause discomfort and pain in a muscle group, referred to as myofascial pain syndrome. There are various possible causes of fascia inflammation that can lead to myofascial pain syndrome. Our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ work to identify causes of fascia inflammation and offer myofascial pain syndrome treatment at our clinic in New York City.
What Can Cause Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
The exact cause of myofascial pain syndrome is not always evident. Fascia inflammation can occur suddenly with no apparent cause or be directly linked to an injury. Some of the common causes of myofascial pain syndrome include:
- Muscle strain or injury
- Repeated motion injury
- Spinal disc injury or damage
- Restricted motion in muscle group (often after an injury or surgery)
- Medical conditions – heart attack, fibromyalgia or intestinal issues
Myofascial pain syndrome is often linked to trigger points in muscles, knotted tender points that can cause spasms or inflammation. Certain activities or movements can cause irritation to these trigger points, resulting in myofascial pain in the related muscle group.
Relief from Myofascial Pain
A multidisciplinary approach helps those with severe myofascial pain syndrome find relief. Our pain specialists explore possible causes of myofascial pain and prescribe treatments to stop inflammation and minimize pain. Treatments can include physical therapy and trigger point injections, and some patients may need spinal disc treatment. We personalize our treatment plans to the individual to find the right balance to offer pain relief.
If you have ongoing myofascial pain, schedule an appointment with our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™. Our clinic offers innovative treatments for all types of musculoskeletal pain. We offer effective options for myofascial pain syndrome treatment at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.