Myofascial pain is a type of chronic pain that involves connective tissues of the muscles. Many residents in Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas of central Florida are affected by this chronic pain condition, and Central Florida Pain Management offers innovative interventions to help improve their quality of life.
What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition in which a person experiences chronic pain that stems from the connective tissues over the muscles. Every muscle of your body has connective tissue where it attaches to the bones, so myofascial pain can be widespread or localized. It is believed that myofascial pain syndrome is caused by inflammation in the tissues, and a person may have pain in one or more muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome is known to cause referred pain, meaning that the person may experience discomfort in areas without inflammation. This characteristic is why an accurate diagnosis of myofascial pain can be challenging for physicians who are not pain specialists.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Chronic Myofascial Pain?
Chronic myofascial pain is a debilitating disease that affects your quality of life and ability to perform daily tasks. We have worked with patients whose myofascial pain syndrome has affected their careers, relationships, pastimes, and almost every other area. After treatment with one of our interventions, your pain symptoms are alleviated so you can enjoy your activities once again.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment of Myofascial Pain?
Myofascial trigger points are areas of your body where any type of pressure causes you pain. Identifying these trigger points helps us to determine the best intervention for pain management. If you notice that putting pressure on any area of your body where the muscles connect to the bones, you may be a good candidate for our myofascial pain syndrome treatment, and we recommend that you schedule a consultation.
What Interventions Are Available for Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment?
Myofascial pain syndrome treatment aims to reduce the pain signals that are sent by the nerves to the brain. This helps you to focus on healing the connective tissue through physical therapy and other treatment options. Injections may reduce any inflammation in the area, and nerve blocks stop the nerves from detecting pain.
What is Recovery Like After Myofascial Pain Treatment?
Our myofascial pain treatments do not require any specific recovery. In most cases, the interventions are performed to help you maintain a therapy that heals the connective tissue.
What is the Prognosis After Treatment of Myofascial Pain?
Treatment of myofascial pain is typically performed in conjunction with therapies for the damage to the connective tissue. These types of injuries are related to overuse or tears to the fascia, and this normally heals well with time and rest.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic myofascial pain or if you are experiencing myofascial trigger points, Central Florida Pain Management can help. We specialize in advanced interventions that help our patients in Ocala, The Villages, and the nearby areas of central Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.