Myofascial Pain Disorder

Located deep within every bone is delicate tissue that if damaged can result in a “trigger point” for myofascial pain disorder, a chronic condition where a patient suffers from muscle pain due to muscle tissue inflammation. Often times when pressure is applied to a trigger point, it results in pain elsewhere in the body, making the disorder difficult to diagnose.

What Causes Myofascial Pain Disorder?

Most commonly, myofascial pain disorder stems from muscle injury, a torn ligament, damaged tendon, or excessive strain on a muscle group. Other common causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • An unused muscle in an unnatural position, such as an arm in a sling
  • Prolonged poor posture
  • An intervertebral disc injury

Myofascial Pain Disorder Symptoms

Trigger point stress not only causes pain elsewhere in the body,but also can cause emotional imbalances, such as:

  • Additional stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Ear pain
  • Migraines

If you’ve suffered from a deep, skeletal muscle injury and have developed any of the above symptoms, it’s important to seek the treatment of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, such as Dr. Daria Hamrah, who can accurately diagnose you and provide treatment options.

If you live in the Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia areas and believe you are suffering from Myofascial Pain Disorder, please contact Dr. Hamrah today at Novasurgicare Phone Number 703-288-4495 to schedule your personal consultation. You need not suffer from this painful disorder any longer.