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.

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Symptoms of Myofascial Pain

  • Pain 
  • Tingling sensations 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tender knot
  • Reduced ability to go to sleep & stay asleep 

Causes of Myofascial Pain

    • Muscle strain or weakness  
    • Poor posture 
    • Emotional stress causing muscle tension 
    • Pinched nerve 
    • Thyroid disease 
    • Diabetic neuropathy 
    • Vitamin deficiencies

Areas of Myofascial Pain?

  • Cervical Myofascial Pain
  • Lumbar Myofascial Pain
  • Thoracic Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Pain Solutions in NJ

Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your Myofascial Pain, including non-surgical and surgical.

    Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?

    Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic (cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine) condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, our Back Pain Specialists can help you today. To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960.


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