Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain describes a condition involving muscular spasm or tightness, typically to a specific group of muscles. Myofascial pain may be primary problem or secondary to another underlying injury. When myofascial pain is the primary problem it typically responds to stretching and physical therapy, but may require trigger point injections for additional relief. Myofascial pain that continues to recur or that is present for an extended period of time is typically secondary to other underlying injury. For instance, a disc herniation can cause secondary spasm in the muscle that the compressed nerve innervates. Treatment of myofascial pain requires active patient involvement in order to perform the appropriate stretching exercises. These will be provided and discussed with you at your visit.