Patient Comments: Myofascial Pain Syndrome - Causes

What was the cause of your muscle pain?

Comment from: Sue, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

I have chronic myofascial pain. At age 20, I had TMJ surgery, which I thought took care of the TMJ. 27 years later, I've just discovered that my neck and facial pain is still related to my jaw issue. Luckily I've found a wonderful myofascial release therapists that is helping me tremendously!!!! And, my orthopedist gave me a prescription for myofascial release therapy and my insurance is covering it!!! Yeah!!!!! There IS hope for myofascial pain!!!!

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Comment from: Susan, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I suffered from years of childhood abuse and because of the trauma, I sleep in a more tightly curled up fetal position which has caused myofascial pain syndrome of the abdominal and back muscles. I've tried physio and hydrotherapy. The best things that help are trigger point injections, osteopathy and some stretches.

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Comment from: aerobus, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

C-section caused my myofascial pain.

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Comment from: gardinia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I think my pain is being caused by Simvastatin. I never made a connection until the other day when I saw an article about this; I thought all my pain was caused by blood flow in my lower body. I asked my doctor about the Statin and he immediately took me off them for 2 weeks. This is only the second day and already I feel quite better.

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Comment from: Dan the mailman, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

I am a city letter carrier and walk 8 miles a day on my route. When I push too hard or have to trudge deep snow I get pain in my feet, hips, lower back, and shoulders. The pain seems to get progressively worse over a week or two. I take neproxin, but the pain has been breaking through. Pain and stiffness is the worst in the evening. In the past, I have been able to manage the pain by reducing my pace, but once it has flared up it is hard to keep away.

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