Muscle spasms are a common condition causing pain that is typically short-lived; however, muscle spasms may become frequent and chronic necessitating treatment. The chronic condition is known as myofascial pain syndrome, and is a chronic pain disorder. It affects the muscles and the connective tissue (called the “fascia”) that surrounds them. With this syndrome, you may develop sensitive areas on your body called “trigger points.” When these places are pressed or stressed, you feel pain. This condition can affect muscles throughout your body. Your healthcare provider will work with you to diagnose and treat your sacroiliac joint pain.
If you suffer from myofascial pain syndrome and would like additional information on this painful condition, please review the video and frequently asked questions below. If you are interested in or scheduled for a trigger point injection for your myofascial pain syndrome and would like additional information on this interventional procedure please refer to our article on trigger point injections. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.
Muscle Spasms / Myofascial Pain Syndrome FAQ
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