Chronic Muscle Pain Treatment Plano, TX
Myofascial Pain Therapy
Myofascial pain involves the muscles (“myo”) and the connective tissue (“fascia”) that covers the muscles. While everyone experiences muscle pain from time to time, chronic myofascial pain is long-lasting and often associated with specific trigger points, areas that are painful to touch and may cause referred pain in another part of the body.
If you find yourself suffering from chronic muscle tension and pain, it could be myofascial pain syndrome – another name for chronic myofascial pain. It most often occurs as a result of repetitive stress or injury. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate your symptoms.
At Advanced Orthopedics, we understand that chronic muscle tension and pain can be debilitating. That’s why we offer a multipronged approach to treating myofascial pain. Therapeutic approaches we take to alleviate myofascial pain include:
- Dry Needling
- Laser Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Trigger Point Injections
Myofascial Pain Treatment Options
Also called intramuscular stimulation, “dry needling” involves inserting a needle alone – without delivering any medication, which is why it’s “dry” – in and around a trigger point. The act of needle insertion at the trigger point can help relieve muscle tension.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a noninvasive procedure in which light is applied to the skin to stimulates cell function, boosting healing and relieving pain. It is also called “cold laser therapy.”
Myofascial release is a type of massage therapy involving a very specific compression-and-release technique that can improve how the fascia glides over muscles. This can effectively loosen your muscles
Certain medications may help alleviate your symptoms, such as painkillers or anti-inflammatories.
Depending on the location and intensity of your symptoms, a physical therapy program with specific exercises may strengthen and stretch your muscles. Your therapist will also provide ergonomic guidance that can keep you from unnecessarily aggravating your muscles.
In this procedure, a low-voltage electrical current is used to relieve your pain. The current is delivered via electrodes placed on top of your skin with adhesives. It works by interrupting your nerves’ ability to successfully transmit pain signals to the brain.
Injecting medication directly into the trigger points can help relieve muscle pain. The medication involved in a trigger point injection is typically a numbing agent or anti-inflammatory steroid.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless procedure in which sound waves are used to break up muscle tension and relieve chronic myofascial pain. A handheld device, called a transducer, glides gently atop the skin at the target area, delivering sound waves that penetrate into the muscle.
Call Our Orthopedic Surgeon in Plano, TX, for Myofascial Pain Therapy
Are you suffering from chronic muscle pain? Myofascial pain therapy may help. Find out which approach will work best for you by calling Advanced Orthopedics in Plano, Texas at (972) 964-2626. Or go ahead and request an appointment now.