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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome causes chronic muscle pain. The pain of myofascial pain syndrome centers around sensitive points in your muscles called trigger points or in Chinese medicince "ashi" points. These points are painful when pressed, and pain can refer throughout the affected muscles.

Signs and symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome include:

Deep, aching muscular pain Pain that persists or gets worse
Joint & Muscle stiffness
Muscle "knots" or tight spot and may be particularly sensitive to touch Difficulty sleeping due to pain

Myofascial pain caused has been linked to many kinds of pain, spinal pain, headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, low back pain, pelvic pain, and arm and leg pain. Treatment brings pain relief in most cases.

Myofascial pain seems to be related to another complex condition known as fibromyalgia. By definition, the pain of fibromyalgia is generalized, occurring both above and below the waist and on both sides of the body, while myofascial pain is more often described as occurring in a more limited area of the body.

Holistic Physical Therapy includes some combination of:

  • Integrative Manual Therapy

  • Myofascial Release

  • Yoga

  • Breath Work

  • Tai Chi

  • Qigong

  • Meditation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Training

  • Mindfullness Work

  • Prescriptive Exercise

  • Postural Work

  • Stress Mangement

  • Ergonomic Advice

to treat the pain and disability that this condition can cause.

Holistic physical therapist, Bill Gallagher, has successfully treated many people with myofascial Pain Syndrome. He is located in New York City (NYC) and makes House Calls (home visits) on the upper West side and upper East side of Manhattan. He also sees clients in his office on 88th and Broadway (upper West side).

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