Neck and Back Myofascial Pain Solutions
What is Myofascial Pain?
This is a condition that occurs in the muscles and fascia (outer layer of connective tissue) of the lumbar spine, which can lead to areas of tension in the muscles which are known as trigger points. Trigger points when stimulated or compressed can refer pain into the neck and shoulders. The most common area for trigger points to build up in the mid-back is the lumbar paraspinal muscles, middle trapezius, and rhomboids muscle groups. When trigger points exist in these locations they can produce pain that will refer in a specific type of pattern throughout the low back.
What are some symptoms of Myofascial Pain?
- Tingling sensations
- Muscle weakness
- Tender knot
- Reduced ability to go to sleep & stay asleep
What are some treatments for Myofascial Pain?
- Regenerative Medicine: The stem cell treatment process involves extracting regenerative cells from the patient’s body and then injecting the cells directly into the affected area of the sprained or strained tissue. The cells can transform into the type of cell necessary for healing. The addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can increase the effectiveness of the cell repair work by amplifying the activity of the regenerative cells. Stem cell treatment is a safe alternative to surgery since the procedure will only use the stem cells and platelets from the patient’s own body. This means that anybody, regardless of their age, could undergo stem cell treatment.
- Chiropractic Medicine: Chiropractic management utilizes manual therapy and therapeutic exercise in an effort to diminish pain and inflammation, promote tendon healing, improve strength, enhance flexibility and control functional stresses.
- Active Release Technology: In ART, the treating physician/therapist will use their hands in a manual technique to identify regions of dysfunctional muscle, ligament or tendon tissue. Once identified, the physician/therapist will apply specifically directed pressure over the affected or related anatomical structures while the patient performs specific body movements.
- Physical Therapy: At Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, Physical Therapy is fundamentally different than any stand-alone clinics. All of our locations have doctorate level physicians that are an integral components in our interdisciplinary team approach to non-surgical orthopedic treatment and is under the direct supervision of a medical physician, who has a specialty in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
- Acupuncture: Because Acupuncture influences many different body systems, it is used to help treat all types of diseases and body dysfunction. It can be used for chronic or acute conditions like back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and tendonitis.
- Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body which include the muscles, connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) and joints. Widely accepted as part of many physical rehabilitation programs, this therapy can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of many chronic and acute health problems.
- MLS Laser Therapy: Laser therapy can be used to treat acute conditions and is most effective when it is used as soon as possible following the initial injury. The faster the body’s inflammation is reduced, the sooner the healing process can begin. MLS Laser Therapy can help restore the body to normal function much quicker than other pain-relieving interventions.
- Trigger Point Injections: A trigger point is an irritable, painful, taunt muscle band or palpable knot in a muscle that can cause localized pain or referred pain. Referred pain from trigger points can mimic a pinched nerve in the neck or lower back. They can occur from direct muscle injuries, poor posture, repetitive strain or secondarily from spinal conditions such as herniated discs.
Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic lumbar spine condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, we may be able to help.
To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960 or you may contact us online.