If you are experiencing pain, tenderness, or muscle spasms due to myofascial pain syndrome, we can help you find relief with our effective pain management services at The Pain Management Center. We are proud to serve the men and women of Hamilton, Linwood, Turnersville and Voorhees, NJ.
What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that affects the soft tissue, or fascia, which connects the muscles. Instead of causing direct pain, myofascial pain syndrome causes something called referred pain. Referred pain is when unrelated parts of the body become painful due to pressure on the sensitive points on the muscles. These sensitive points are also known as trigger points. In addition to pain in the muscle tissue, myofascial pain syndrome can cause the following symptoms:
- Difficulty sleeping
How is Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treated?
Most symptoms from myofascial pain syndrome can be treated using self-care techniques or gentle therapies such as massage therapy, heat therapy, and physical therapy. However, if these treatments are not able to produce the desired relief, patients may choose to pursue further treatment. At The Pain Management Center, we often recommend trigger point injections for myofascial pain syndrome. These injections force muscles in the body to relax, which can help relieve many of the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome. Trigger point injections can also provide short-term pain relief, as these injections include an anesthetic.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment?
The results from your myofascial pain syndrome treatment will depend on the treatment method used as well as the extent of your symptoms. Some of our treatments may be able to provide long-lasting relief, while others may need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain your results. During your initial visit, we will discuss your condition and your treatment goals in order to define the results that you can expect from your myofascial pain syndrome treatment.
Are you struggling with symptoms from myofascial pain syndrome? Contact us today to begin your treatment at The Pain Management Center. We take pride in providing effective pain management services to patients living in Voorhees, Hamilton, Linwood, and the nearby cities of New Jersey.