Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a chronic condition that affects the connective tissue that covers the muscles, also known as fascia. It involves either a single muscle or a group of muscles.
Many times, the location where a person experiences pain may not be where the pain originates. Instead, the actual site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of a trigger point that causes pain in other areas. This is called referred pain.
Individuals who suffer from MPS often have poor sleep patterns which prevents them from getting restful sleep and leads to daytime fatigue. Stiffness after periods of inactivity also is common.
Myofascial pain typically occurs after repetitive motion or stress-related muscle tension. Some research suggests that the condition may lead to fibromyalgia.
While most people will experience muscle pain or tension at some point in their life MPS does not improve, rather it worsens, over time. Thankfully, those who suffer from MPS are able to achieve a drastic reduction in pain through chiropractic care. What’s best, if you are in the Omaha area, Dr. Zurek, one of the best chiropractors in Omaha is here to help without the need for pain medication.
At Zurek Chiropractic, we work with patients every day to help alleviate myofascial pain.Treatment includes the use of direct pressure on trigger points. Patients not only see a reduction in pain, they also enjoy increased strength and flexibility, a greater range of motion and better sleep.
If you suffer from myofascial pain syndrome and are looking for relief, call Zurek Chiropractic today at 402-504-3434 to schedule an appointment.