Myofascial Pain Syndrome Specialist

Neel Amin, MD -  - Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine

Florida StemCell MD

Neel Amin, MD

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine located in Oakland Park, FL

When your muscles just hurt – and do so chronically – you may have myofascial pain syndrome. At Florida StemCell MD, serving patients in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, Florida, board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician Neel Amin, MD, can help – whether it’s a single muscle or an entire muscle group affected. Myofascial pain syndrome doesn’t have to undermine your quality of life. Call or use the online tool to schedule your appointment today.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Q & A

What is myofascial pain syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) doesn't describe sore muscles that are temporarily sore from a hard workout or from holding an unusual position. It’s a chronic pain condition.

MPS can occur after a muscle experiences repetitive contraction, such as through a job or stress, but the discomfort persists and worsens with time rather than resolves with rest.

Indications that you may be suffering from MPS include:

  • Deep, aching muscular pain
  • Tender points, or knots, in muscles
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

You may feel the muscular pain in areas that seem unrelated to the body part you stressed. This referred pain can be debilitating and frustrating.

Why did I develop myofascial pain syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome results when muscle fibers contract and tighten following an injury or overuse. These trigger points cause strain throughout the muscle and can sometimes persist and worsen, resulting in MPS. 

Poor posture and repetitive movements, such as working on an assembly line, can increase your risk, too.

If you tend to carry a lot of stress and anxiety, MPS may occur. You may clench your muscles, leading to constant contraction and trigger point development.

For some people, MPS progresses into fibromyalgia — a chronic condition that features widespread pain.

How is myofascial pain syndrome treated?

Myofascial pain syndrome may be treated with physical therapy or trigger point injections, but often these treatments are unsuccessful in helping you find relief. 

Dr. Amin is ready to help with innovative interventions that effectively stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections help release trigger points and prompt healing in the underlying tissue. 

PRP injections 

PRP is a compound derived from your own blood. Dr. Amin takes a sample of your blood through a conventional blood draw and spins it down to concentrate the platelets. Platelets are the clotting component of your blood that also contain innumerable healing and growth factors.

When the PRP is injected into trigger points, it helps break up the muscle tension. The healing and growth factors help your body heal any soreness and tightness.

Stem cell injections

Stem cell injections similarly help break up overly tight muscles and reduce inflammation that contributes to your pain. Stem cells are healing cells that can transform into any type of cell needed, whether it’s muscle cells, skin cells, or brain cells. 

When injected into trigger points, the stem cells transform your pain and reform the tissue to help alleviate your pain and inflammation.

If you suffer from myofascial pain syndrome, call Florida StemCell MD or book an appointment online to get relief today.