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Michigan Sports and Spine

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Overview
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain.

Symptoms
Deep, aching pain in a muscle
Pain that persists or worsens
A tender knot in a muscle
Difficulty sleeping due to pain

Causes
Injury
Overuse
Stress and anxiety

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
Tests to rule out other causes

Treatment
Pain relieving medications
Antidepressants
Sedatives
Physical therapy
Injections

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/myofascial-pain-syndrome/DS01042

 

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MSSC is committed to resolving your pain, not simply masking it. 

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