This chronic pain disorder affects the muscles by exerting pressure on trigger points that cause pain, sometimes in completely unrelated parts of the body. This referred pain makes diagnosing myofascial pain syndrome difficult for doctors who may be unfamiliar with chronic pain conditions. Dr. Roy Nini is a renowned pain management specialist who offers myofascial pain syndrome treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
Myofascial pain syndrome often begins similarly to muscle tension pain from overwork or overstressing muscles. This is common in those who perform repetitive motions in their work or hobby sports. However, the condition worsens to cause deep, aching pain, knotted muscles and referred pain in other nearby areas.
Clenching muscles from stress or anxiety or injuring a muscle can all create trigger points for pain on muscles. These trigger points become focal points for myofascial pain syndrome. Many researchers believe that this condition can progress to become fibromyalgia.
Effective Treatment for Myofascial Pain in Los Angeles
Dr. Nini takes a multidisciplinary approach to formulate your custom treatment plan for myofascial pain. Therapies from regenerative medicine, chiropractic care, medications and physical therapy can be combined to form effective treatments. Each patient receives their own custom treatment plan that targets their specific pain and concerns.
Many of the treatment plans for myofascial pain syndrome include:
- Physical therapy and guided exercises
- NSAIDs to reduce inflammation
- Biological therapy
- Heat and cold therapy
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Injection therapy