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Myofascial Pain

Trigger Points in Muscles

Often the result of acute injury or muscle overuse, myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) causes deep pain in muscles and in the connective tissue called fascia. People who have this condition develop trigger points or “knots” – hypersensitive areas that when touched, cause localized pain, or referred pain (elsewhere in the body).

Stress, poor posture, and nutritional deficiencies may increase the risk of developing myofascial pain syndrome. An effective treatment plan for myofascial pain should address all underlying conditions that could be making the pain worse or interfering with recovery.

American Pain Consortium uses the latest diagnostic tools to evaluate our patients in order to gain a thorough understanding of our patients’ overall health.

If you’re experiencing chronic muscle pain, knots, and stiffness, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Cause of Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain may have several causes or contributing factors, including:

  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Injury to spinal discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive motion
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)

Sleep difficulties can be both a cause of and a symptom of myofascial pain.

Our Treatment Options

Treatment for myofascial pain may include massage, stretching, physical therapy, and pain-relieving injections. If a pinched nerve is causing pain, a nerve block may help alleviate symptoms.

Get Help for Chronic Pain

American Pain Consortium specializes in diagnosing and treating patients who have chronic pain. If you have deep muscle pain that keeps you up at night or interferes with your quality of life, we want to help you.

Contact us to request a consultation.

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