MYOFASCIAL PAIN


 

MYOFASCIAL PAIN IS CAUSED BY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE FASCIA THAT CAN RESULT IN CHRONIC PAIN IN MUSCLES THROUGHOUT THE BODY.

Diffuse aching, sore, and burning pain, which may be throughout the body or confined to a small group of muscles. This condition may be present by itself or associated with other syndromes like fibromyalgia and arthritis. Treatments consist of muscle relaxants, trigger point injections, and physical therapy. Opioids are rarely effective with myofascial pain.

Ilio-lumbaris, paravertebral, and multifidus are some of the examples of muscles located on the low back. Spasm and injury of these and other muscles may be severe enough to send patients to emergency rooms and primary care doctors. Physical therapy, chiropractor adjustments, stretch exercises, and muscle relaxants are part of treatment. It is important to be evaluated by trained pain MD’s to avoid unnecessary tests and procedures.

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