Back Pain
MYOFASCIAL PAIN

Causes, Symptoms

and Treatments.

What is it?

Myofascial pain is a chronic muscular pain disorder wherein the pressure on sensitive points causes pain in the muscles and several unrelated parts of the body. It usually happens due to the overuse of muscles.

COMMON CAUSES

Myofascial pain usually happens because of repeated muscle injuries or the overuse of certain muscles. Sustained and repetitive activities, such as lifting heavy objects and typing on computers all day, lead to the formation of trigger points that lead to radiating pains in various parts of the body. Myofascial pain usually occurs due to a combination of several factors, such as poor posture, nutritional deficiencies, injuries in the intervertebral disks, fatigue, sitting or standing for long periods, obesity, inflammatory conditions, etc.

MAIN SYMPTOMS

Myofascial pain leads to painful sensations in localized muscles, though the pain may spread to other unrelated parts of the body. The muscle pains worsen when you stretch or use your muscles. If left untreated, myofascial pains usually worsen over time rather than improving. You may have a sensitive knot in the muscle that causes immense pain when pressed. Myofascial pain also leads to muscle stiffness, weakness, or general inflexibility, affecting your overall mobility and range of motion.

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MYOFASCIAL PAIN
TREATMENT

MYOFASCIAL PAIN TREATMENT

TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS

Trigger point injections involve delivering anesthetics (like lidocaine) or saline solutions into the trigger points to inactivate them. Trigger point injections relieve the trigger points responsible for the myofascial pains, providing immediate relief. In some cases, the injections may also deliver steroids to enhance the results and relief.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapists provide a highly-curated regimen to relieve myofascial pain. Physical therapy can strengthen your muscles to take the pressure off isolated muscles, improve your posture, and ease pain symptoms in the affected muscles, restoring optimal mobility and range of motion.

ULTRASOUND THERAPY

Ultrasound therapy is a minimally invasive procedure wherein sound waves are delivered into the tissues via a sound-conducting gel on the skin. The sound waves improve blood circulation and relax the affected muscles, relieving the trigger points responsible for the myofascial pains.  Ultrasound therapy isn’t as effective as trigger point injections for pain relief, but it reduces stiffness before physical therapy.

ULTRASOUND THERAPY

Ultrasound therapy is a minimally invasive procedure wherein sound waves are delivered into the tissues via a sound-conducting gel on the skin. The sound waves improve blood circulation and relax the affected muscles, relieving the trigger points responsible for the myofascial pains.  Ultrasound therapy isn’t as effective as trigger point injections for pain relief, but it reduces stiffness before physical therapy.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER
MYOFASCIAL PAIN TREATMENT

POST-TREATMENT IMPROVEMENT

While there are several treatments for myofascial pains, no individual treatment is suitable for everyone. Your doctor must curate the ideal treatment plan based on an examination of your unique symptoms and condition. After the minimally invasive treatment, the doctor will provide a detailed overview of recovery guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery process. You’ll also have to continue physical therapy for several weeks or months to gradually strengthen your muscles and ensure long-term pain relief.

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