Myofascial Pain Treatment in San Leandro
In the muscular system throughout the body there are small areas called trigger points. These nodules can be a source of pain when they are under pressure or irritated, causing what is called myofascial pain. This type of muscle pain can become a chronic condition, impacting the quality of life of the patient. If you need myofascial pain treatment in San Leandro, CA, come see the pain management experts at Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
What Is Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a muscular pain condition that affects a localized set of muscles. The trigger points in the muscles cause localized pain, but they also cause referred pain to other areas. Myofascial pain syndrome, or MPS, can be caused by injuries to the associated muscles from repetitive use or trauma. The most common areas for MPS to occur in the back are in the cervical and lumbar spine regions. Symptoms include:
- Localized, deep pain in the muscles
- Pain that worsens over time, even with rest
- Stiff or weak muscles in the group
- Small knots in the muscles (trigger points) that cause pain when pressed (referred or localized)
Diagnosing myofascial pain requires identifying the trigger points – muscle pain without trigger points may be caused by other conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Relief from Myofascial Pain
To get relief from myofascial pain, the most effective options address the trigger points. Deactivating trigger points can stop the localized and referred pain from these areas. Injection therapy, medications, physical therapy and massage therapy may be recommended to release tension in the muscles and deactivate the painful trigger points. Our pain management team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute may combine multiple treatments to achieve pain relief for our patients with MPS.
Myofascial pain syndrome can be an exhausting condition, but there are treatments available. If you have ongoing, localized muscle pain, come see our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Contact our medical center in San Leandro, CA, to schedule a myofascial pain consultation, and begin your journey to resolving your chronic pain.