Relief from Myofascial Pain Syndrome Using Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractor Rockville, MD

Myofascial pain can be a difficult condition to live with, as any sufferer understands. At Pain Arthritis Relief Center we understand that too. In fact, our Doctor of Chiropractic has helped many of our fellow community members gain the relief they needed from this painful and stressful disorder. Call us today to schedule an exam with one of our doctors to learn if you are a good candidate for chiropractic treatment for your myofascial pain.  

What is myofascial pain syndrome?

It is a chronic pain disorder that can develop after a muscle is repeatedly contracted. It’s common for people whose jobs require repetitive motion to eventually suffer from myofascial pain syndrome. Stress-related muscle tension is another common cause. Someone suffering from myofascial pain syndrome will experience muscle pain and possibly additional pain in other areas of the body, when pressure is exerted on sensitive areas. When the pain occurs in seemingly unrelated areas, it is known as referred pain. Very often, a chiropractor can treat myofascial pain syndrome and the referred pain that it can also cause.

Common Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

After a comprehensive exam, a chiropractor can determine if your symptoms are related to myofascial pain syndrome. Some of the more common symptoms of this condition include:

  • Trouble sleeping because of the level of pain experienced.
  • Aching and deep muscle pain.
  • Chronic pain that may increase over time in intensity.
  • Tender areas of muscles, otherwise known as “knots.”

Common Risk Factors for Developing Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Certain activities, circumstances, or even muscle tightness can stimulate the trigger points in one’s muscles and lead to myofascial pain syndrome. As part of your exam, a chiropractor may ask you questions that can help identify your risk factors. Each person is different, but some of the most common risk factors are these:

  • Anxiety and emotional stress. If you experience anxiety or emotional stress on a regular basis, you may be at risk for developing trigger points in your muscles which may clench as a result. Clenched muscles can be relaxed with the help of chiropractic treatments.
  • Muscle stress or muscle injuries. Trigger points can develop after consistent physical stress of the muscles due to repetitive motions. Muscle injuries can also lead to trigger points. A chiropractor can help you recover from muscle injuries, thus eliminating that risk factor.
  • Poor posture. This is another risk factor for trigger points which can lead to myofascial pain syndrome. Your chiropractor can diagnose posture issues that may be the cause of this condition. He can also provide treatment as well as information about self-care solutions that may include strengthening exercises.

Get Relief from Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Chiropractic treatments offer the opportunity to heal without surgery or taking prescription medications. Discover if you are a candidate for chiropractic treatment after a comprehensive exam by a chiropractor Rockville, MD offers at the Pain Arthritis Relief Center.