About Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a constant pain disorder that places pressure on the sensitive parts (trigger points) of your muscles and different parts of the body. Typically, this condition is caused by an overuse injury. Patients who experience MPS symptoms tend to have constant aching muscles or a tight knot near the trigger point. Many patients experience this type of pain, but symptoms can worsen over time and may require professional treatment to alleviate the pain. In some cases, MPS symptoms start to affect your ability to perform simple tasks and may impact how you sleep at night. At Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX, we want to help our patients live a better quality of life. If you or a loved one suffers from MPS, please schedule an appointment with our professional pain management physicians. We are committed to providing patient-centered care and helping you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about treatments for myofascial pain syndrome.
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The first step to helping reduce uncomfortable symptoms caused by myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is to schedule a private appointment with Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX. During your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive assessment and listen to your symptoms to help us create the best treatment plan for you. Thanks to medical advances, patients can choose from a variety of long-term treatments that safely manage painful MPS symptoms. Depending on your assessment and personal preferences, we create a personalized treatment plan with conservative or advanced procedures. Generally, we start by recommending conservative therapies, like physical therapy or gentle stretching, to reduce the pressure on the muscles’ sensitive regions (trigger points). If your symptoms are more advanced or the conservative options do not work, our doctors may perform a dry needle technique or administer steroid shots.
Schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art facility with our skilled pain management physicians to learn more about our treatment options.