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Treatment for Chronic Pain in Atlanta, GA

Myofascial Pain & Sprains

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by injury or damage to the fascia, or the protective tissue around muscles and other organs. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles, or trigger points, causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body.

If you’ve sustained a myofascial sprain and are living with these pain trigger points, the team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help. Our specialists are experienced in treating myofascial pain and sprains to help you find relief. Using the latest technology and the least invasive techniques in the field, we strive to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

If you’re ready to find relief from myofascial pain, contact us today to learn more about our treatments and schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you on your road to recovery.

Chronic Pain Management in Atlanta, GA

Treatment & Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain is a condition that occurs when there is tightness or tenderness in the muscles or connective tissues that support the muscles. This can cause a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the most common symptoms of myofascial pain:

  • Pain: The most common symptom of myofascial pain is pain or discomfort in the affected area. This pain may be dull, aching, or throbbing, and may be worse with certain movements.
  • Tightness: Myofascial pain can cause a feeling of tightness or tension in the affected area. This can make it difficult to move or perform everyday tasks.
  • Tenderness: The muscles and connective tissues affected by myofascial pain may also be tender to the touch.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment for myofascial pain may include:

  • Physical therapy: A physical therapist can teach you exercises that can help stretch and strengthen the affected muscles, as well as reduce tension in the surrounding tissues.
  • Massage: Massage therapy can help relax the muscles and release tension in the affected area.
  • Trigger point injections: In some cases, injections of medications or numbing agents can be given directly into the affected muscles or trigger points to provide relief.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications may be prescribed to help manage pain and reduce inflammation.

If you think you may have myofascial pain, it's important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause and proper treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes myofascial pain?

Myofascial pain can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, overuse of muscles, poor posture, lack of physical activity, and injuries. People with certain medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, are also more likely to experience myofascial pain.

Can myofascial pain be cured?

While there is no guaranteed cure for myofascial pain, there are several treatments available that can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Working with a healthcare professional to develop an individualized treatment plan is the best way to manage myofascial pain.

Do you accept insurance for myofascial pain treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best chronic pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.