While back and neck pains are the most common problems faced by our patients, there are a plethora of cases where the actual reason is the Myofascial pain. It is a chronic pain disorder and an underlying condition that can affect a number of skeletal muscles in or body and cause musculoskeletal pain in various parts such as back, shoulder, and neck.
The problem is so common that a latest survey reveals it as the root cause behind 93 percent of regional pain in joints and muscles. The patients feel pain in muscles and joints, and might also have difficulty in using those muscles properly. For instance, many patients are unable to hold things for longer periods and develop a tendency to drop things.
While Myofascial pain is the underlying cause of several different types of pain, it is not something that develops without a reason. It can be caused by a number of reasons and at My Pain Clinic, we focus on finding your specific ones in order to provide a more personalized and effective treatment plan. Here are some of the most commonly diagnosed reasons behind this chronic condition.
- Abnormal muscle stress
- Skeletal asymmetry
- Leg-length discrepancy of shortened muscle
- Poor posture
- Sleep deprivation
- Other conditions such as infections or hypothyroidism, etc
Low levels of nutrients such as iron, potassium, calcium, or Vitamin C, B1, B6, B12 are also associated with the pain. At My Pain Clinic, we conduct a comprehensive diagnosis to find out the main trigger behind your pain.
The Treatment – A Suitable Plan
Based on your diagnosis, our experts analyze your condition and create a treatment that not just offers pain relief but also treats the underlying condition in order to prevent a reoccurrence. The treatment can be a combination of various solutions including:
We start off with a detailed physical examination and patient history and then conduct diagnostic tests like x-rays, MRI, CT scan, EMG/NCV studies and ultrasound for a detailed analysis of the underlying condition.
Each treatment plan includes pain relief and muscle relaxant medication along with specific supplements or medicines for treating the causes of MP.
The therapy treats the root causes of pain that may include muscle shortening. These are therapies and exercise that will strengthen your muscles and correct postures and biomechanical aspects. The therapy involves massages, stretching, Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), EMG biofeedback, and ultrasound.
Trigger Point injections
In some cases, the patient may require an injection of bupivacaine, lidocaine, saline, or sterile water. Dry needling may also be performed in rare cases in order to simulate reflexive muscles. Steroids and BOTOX have also proven to be effective and lasting solutions.
At My Pain Clinic, we put immense amount of emphasis on preventive measures that can minimize the risk of reoccurrence. That is why our treatment focuses on the root of the problem. We also help our patients improve posture, and work on many other lifestyle factors with rehabilitation and therapy to ensure lasting relief from the problem.
Since Myofascial pain is a poorly localized pain; it is not easy to diagnose the issue. Visit our clinic and consult our experts in order to let them understand, analyze, and treat your pain.