Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain may result from a single trauma to a muscle or from repetitive minor trauma over time. There is no laboratory, radiographic or other diagnostic tests to prove the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome so it is considered a “subjective” diagnosis.
Physical therapy methods are considered the best treatments for myofascial pain syndrome. Other treatments include a “stretch and spray” technique, in which the muscle with the trigger point is sprayed along its length with a coolant, then slowly stretched. Your Pain Doctor at Stylet Pain Clinic could also work in the “trigger points” injecting local anesthesia on it or specifically stimulating the affected area with needles or electric acupuncture.