What Causes Myofascial Pain?

Myofascial pain is a condition characterized by chronic pain in the muscle tissues, similar to fibromyalgia. This pain is sometimes the aftermath of injury. Pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and therapies aimed at relaxing the muscles tissues (such as massage, chiropracty, and some forms of acupuncture) have been reported as beneficial in some cases. Myofascial pain may develop from a muscle injury or from excessive strain on a particular muscle or muscle group, ligament or tendon. Other causes include injury to intervertebral disc, general fatigue, repetitive motions, lack of activity (such as a broken arm in a sling) and specific medical conditions.

How Do We Treat Myofascial Pain?

At Pain Care Specialists of Oregon, we know how to treat myofascial pain. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology and the finest healthcare expertise to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle. In some chronic cases of myofascial pain, combinations of physical therapy, trigger point injections, and massage are needed. In select cases, medication is used to treat other conditions that often occur with myofascial pain, such as insomnia and depression.

Whatever the cause of your pain, the professionals at Pain Care Specialists of Oregon will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.

If you are experiencing myofascial pain, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.

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