Causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Doctors aren’t completely sure what causes myfascial pain syndrome, but it can be triggered by a number of things such as injury, overworking muscles, skeletal abnormalities or any of these issues in conjunction with other disorders such as fibromyalgia and depression.

People who suffer from this syndrome often develop painful bumps under the skin called trigger points. These small, tight knots can form at the point where the fascia comes into contact with the muscle tissue. Trigger points can be felt beneath the skin, and, when pressed, cause pain and twitching in the underlying muscle. Associated symptoms can include popping sounds or limited range of movement in joints, numbness, headaches, weakness, memory problems, balance, vision, hearing, for examples.

Piedmont Interventional Pain Care has a number of options to address and treat myofascial pain syndrome, and we have effectively treated many patients over the years. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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