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Myofacial Pain Syndrome

Posted by @mrhappy, Dec 11, 2018

Hi everyone. Does anyone out there suffer from myofascial pain syndrome? I get it bad in my upper back between the shoulders along the inside edges of my shoulder blades. I have these stubborn little areas of lumpy fascia that I can’t seem to get rid of no matter what. Moist heat helps and so does massage but only temporarily. I’ve also had trigger point injections and dry needling also providing only minor temporary relief. Stress and exercise that involves my upper back muscles also irritates the area intensely. Lyrica seems to help a bit as well as narcotic pain medications but I really don’t want to become dependent on these drugs. I can’t get rid of the multiple lumps and knots no matter what I do.

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@mrhappy, Yes, this "anyone" suffers immeasurably from myofascial pain syndrome. This condition preceded the SFN diagnosis and so I have been on a search for comfort for about 6 years. Because the fascia is everywhere and covers everything, it is tough to be totally pain-free at any time. It does appear that the fascia in areas around former surgeries, e.g. knee replacement, shoulder replacement, is the first to speak up and say "notice me". MFR or myofascial release is the only treatment modality that helps at all. There are layers of fascia throughout our bodies and those layers require time to become unrestricted. MFR therapists can find restrictions and apply the appropriate gentle hands-on treatment. I go faithfully every week and after time an area becomes unrestricted. My ribcage was a mess and movement was extremely painful. After several months, I now rarely notice any discomfort in that area and I feel that relief is more than temporary. It is best to make sure the MFR therapist has an "Expert" level certification to ensure the best outcome. Pain control is another challenge and I have chosen medical cannabis to avoid addictive medications. Hope this feedback helps. I have great empathy for your suffering. May you be safe and free from discomfort.

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@mrhappy, Yes, this "anyone" suffers immeasurably from myofascial pain syndrome. This condition preceded the SFN diagnosis and so I have been on a search for comfort for about 6 years. Because the fascia is everywhere and covers everything, it is tough to be totally pain-free at any time. It does appear that the fascia in areas around former surgeries, e.g. knee replacement, shoulder replacement, is the first to speak up and say "notice me". MFR or myofascial release is the only treatment modality that helps at all. There are layers of fascia throughout our bodies and those layers require time to become unrestricted. MFR therapists can find restrictions and apply the appropriate gentle hands-on treatment. I go faithfully every week and after time an area becomes unrestricted. My ribcage was a mess and movement was extremely painful. After several months, I now rarely notice any discomfort in that area and I feel that relief is more than temporary. It is best to make sure the MFR therapist has an "Expert" level certification to ensure the best outcome. Pain control is another challenge and I have chosen medical cannabis to avoid addictive medications. Hope this feedback helps. I have great empathy for your suffering. May you be safe and free from discomfort.

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Thank you for your response! I will seek out an MFR therapist in my area and will hopefully have some success. Unfortunately my state does not yet allow medical cannabis to be prescribed. I wish you continued success in your treatment!

They will pass the law in 2020. And, someday, people will wonder why it took so long. In Genesis we are allowed to eat or use all herbs. Think about it.

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