Myofascial pain is a common health issue that affects the muscles and surrounding connective tissues. It causes tight muscle bands that result in cramping pain and reduced mobility.
Causes of Myofascial Pain
Myofascial pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Injury: A fall, sports injury, or other type of trauma can cause myofascial pain.
- Overuse: Repeated movements or activities that put stress on the muscles can lead to myofascial pain.
- Poor posture: Poor posture can cause muscle imbalances and lead to myofascial pain.
- Stress: Emotional stress can cause muscle tension and lead to myofascial pain.
Myofascial Pain Treatment
The treatment options for myofascial pain depend on the type of myofascial pain and its underlying cause. Common treatments include:
- Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to alleviate myofascial pain. In more severe cases, prescription medications may be necessary.
- Injection therapies: Trigger point injections target tight, cramping muscles helping to relax them and relieve pain.
- Manual therapy: This includes massage, myofascial release, and other techniques to alleviate muscle tension and reduce pain.
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility, which can help to alleviate myofascial pain.
- Relaxation techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help to alleviate myofascial pain caused by stress.
Most interventional pain procedures are done at the onsite procedure suite.
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