What is Myofascial Pain?

woman with neck painMyofascial pain is a type of chronic pain syndrome caused by injury or damage to the soft, connective tissue surrounding the muscles and organs. Myofascial pain creates sensitive areas in the muscles called “trigger points” that can create radiating pain throughout the muscle.

While the exact cause of myofascial pain is not completely understood, there are conditions and systemic disorders that may contribute to the syndrome including connective tissue diseases, depression and fibromyalgia. Stress and irregular sleep patterns can further aggravate the condition.

There are treatment options for those with myofascial pain that can help alleviate or even eliminate symptoms. Piedmont Interventional Pain Care can help to determine the cause of the pain and treatment options by discussing your pain symptoms, medical history and lifestyle. We often take a multifaceted approach to treatment combining lifestyle changes with interventional techniques for the most optimum outcomes.