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Apex Pain Specialists | Chandler, Arizona
Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain Syndrome
MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME Commonly Seen With Trigger Points
WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder this is common in people of all ages. MPS causes trigger points to form throughout the muscles that can cause pain and tightness. Myofascial pain syndrome usually occurs after a muscle has been injured or contracted repetitively. Treatment options for trigger points include physical therapy and trigger point injections. Pain medications and relaxation techniques also can help.
Trigger points also known as Myofascial trigger points are hyper irritable spots in the skeletal muscle. People also refer to trigger points as muscle knots which are sensitive spots in the tissue. These areas are usually a type of micro-cramp and are prone to spread throughout one’s body. Often times when a trigger point is massaged or pressed the result is temporary relief from spasticity and pain. Some individuals may noticed a trigger point and have it treated right away before it triggers other areas to form them. People who suffer from Myofascial Pain Syndrome often have trigger points all over their body which can drastically change their life.
WHAT ARE TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS?
At Apex Pain Specialists we offer (3) different medications for trigger point treatment: Lidocaine, bupivicaine and cortisone. During the procedure a very small needle is inserted into the painful area and the medication is injected. This often results in some immediate relief which can last from a few days to several weeks or months. Read more about trigger points here.
HOW CAN APEX PAIN SPECIALIST HELP?
Finding the best pain management clinic in Chandler for trigger point injections can be stressful. At Apex we take away your doubt and leave you with a sense of confidence on your first visit and during the day of your Myofascial Pain Syndrome treatment in Chandler.