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Treatment of myofascial syndrome

29 de May de 2023

This innovative therapeutic strategy seeks to relieve pain and improve muscle function effectively and safely.

What is myofascial syndrome?

Myofascial syndrome is a condition that affects the musculoskeletal system and is characterized by the presence of myofascial trigger points, which are tender and painful areas in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue. These trigger points can cause local or referred pain to other areas of the body, limiting mobility and affecting quality of life.

Pharmacological therapy

Pharmacological treatment of myofascial syndrome and chronic pain focuses on relieving pain, reducing inflammation and improving muscle function. Some of the medications that may be used include analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants and, in specific cases, antidepressants or anticonvulsants. The choice of medication will depend on the individual patient’s assessment and the underlying cause of the pain.

Botulinum toxin infiltration

Botulinum toxin infiltration is a novel and effective treatment for myofascial syndrome and chronic pain. Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, works by relaxing muscles and reducing the release of neurotransmitters responsible for the sensation of pain. This treatment can relieve pain and improve muscle function, especially in patients who have not obtained relief with conventional pharmacological therapies.

What is myofascial syndrome

Benefits of combined treatment

Pain relief: Pharmacologic therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration can effectively relieve myofascial and chronic pain.
Improved muscle function: These treatments can help improve muscle function and mobility, allowing patients to resume their daily activities.
Personalization of treatment: The choice of medication and the use of botulinum toxin are tailored to the specific needs of each patient, ensuring an individualized therapeutic approach.
Alternative to invasive treatments: Drug therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration may be an effective option before considering more invasive treatments, such as surgery.

How do I know if I am a candidate for these treatments?

Pharmacological treatments and botulinum toxin infiltration may be appropriate for patients suffering from myofascial syndrome and chronic pain who have not found relief with conventional therapies. Our specialists at Clínica San Román will evaluate your case and determine if these treatments are the best option for you.

Steps to follow

Medical evaluation: The first step is to perform a thorough medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the pain and establish whether you suffer from myofascial syndrome or some other condition that causes chronic pain.
Treatment plan: Based on the results of the medical evaluation, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include pharmacological therapy, botulinum toxin infiltration or a combination of both.
Follow-up and adjustments: Once treatment is initiated, regular follow-up will be carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapies and make any necessary adjustments to ensure pain relief and improved muscle function.

Conclusion

The treatment of myofascial syndrome and chronic pain by pharmacological therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration represents a new therapeutic option for those seeking pain relief and improved muscle function. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of professionals will be happy to attend to your needs and help you find the best solution for your specific case.

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