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Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) can be a debilitating condition for some. The confusion in the medical community between diagnosis of MPS and Fibromyalgia has led to many unsuccessful treatments for Myofascial Pain Syndrome patients, regardless of how incredibly common the condition can be.

When effective treatment is planned, the symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome can be mitigated. Unfortunately, as is the case with many chronic pain conditions, it is often misdiagnosed or played down, leading to longer periods of pain and suffering than necessary.

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Our Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors have a clear understanding of the condition and its effects. We are proud of the support we give to claimants all across the UK in their Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claims, when their condition has been worsened because of negligent behaviour. Contact Brian Barr today to assess your case, and start your Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim.

What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is, unfortunately, a common chronic pain condition. It’s characterised by intense pain triggered by applying pressure on specific areas of a muscle, known as trigger points. The pain caused by this pressure can sometimes appear in unrelated parts of the body, a symptom known as referred pain.

This condition affects the fascia, the thin connective tissue that the muscles are wrapped in. This tissue can become inflamed or irritated for a number of reasons, causing long-lasting, localised pain.

Cases of Myofascial Pain Syndrome are common in muscles that undergo repeated stress and contraption over a long period of time. This may include muscles that are stimulated continuously during a job or long-term activity, or because of muscle tension caused by stress.

Injury or strain of the muscle can cause muscle fibres to stay contracted, which restricts blood flow and causes waste build-up in the affected area. This irritates and causes pain in the muscle, which may lead to reduced use and range of motion of the muscle – which can worsen the stiffness over time.

Can I make a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim?

Making a Myofascial Syndrome Claim may not make up for the pain you have gone through, but it can be crucial to ensure you get the support you need. The compensation you will receive will not only compensate you for your suffering, but also cover specialist medical support, loss of earnings, and adaptations you may have made to your home or vehicle.

In order to have a valid Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim, you must be able to prove your condition has developed or worsened because of the negligence or fault of a third party. This could be highlighted by an unhealthy work environment, incorrect medical treatment leading to medical negligence, an accident, or many other circumstances.

Our expert Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors can provide specialist legal support through the claim process. We can help you through the collection of evidence, production and retrieval of expert medical reports and documents, file a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim for you, and support you through a court case when necessary. We will always try to mediate your case outside of court, keeping the stress and costs associated with the legal processes to a minimum. Contact us today to find out how much compensation you could get for your Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim, through a no-obligation, free consultation with an expert.

What is the difference between MPS and Fibromyalgia?

Because of the very similar symptoms that Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia can present, these two illnesses are often confused with each other by medical practitioners who are not specialised in chronic pain conditions. Seeking the medical advice of a specialist is crucial in both diagnosis and treating your condition.

Both MPS and Fibromyalgia can present trigger points, although Myofascial Pain Syndrome sufferers will experience much more localised areas that trigger pain when pressure is applied. Fibromyalgia patients are more likely to suffer pain on more generalised areas, or their entire body. Fibromyalgia commonly causes more severe pain and fatigue, in addition to more varied types of pain, more persistent sleep issues, and irritable bowel.

Contact our expert Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors

The specialist Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors in our team have a deep understanding of chronic pain and the way the life of sufferers can be affected. Daily tasks can become difficult, and your social, professional, and personal life will easily be damaged by the pain you live with.

We know that compensation can never truly make up for the way your life has been changed by your condition. However, if you have developed Myofascial Pain Syndrome because someone else’s negligence, or as a result of an accident that was not your fault, making a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim can bring you justice and closure, as well as compensating you for your pain, expenses, and loss of income.

Contact Brian Barr Solicitors today to start your claim. The experience our Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors have in supporting MPS patients is unrivalled in this field, and can really make the difference in how successful your claim can be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The effects of Myofascial Pain Syndrome can vary between cases. Like many chronic pain conditions, many factors can influence the type and location of pain, and the effects the pain has on your daily life. Generally, the symptoms a doctor will consider as indicators of Myofascial Pain Syndrome include:

  • Deep, long-lasting pain in a muscle. The pain can be constant, but is usually worsened when applying pressure to trigger points.
  • Tender knot or other pain-triggering point in a muscle. Trigger points can be divided into active trigger points and latent trigger points, with additional categories to divide them further into secondary and satellite trigger points. The location and tenderness of these can vary greatly between patients.
  • Muscle stiffness or weakness.
  • Abnormal posture can occur as a result of the pain, and can indicate the location and type of trigger points in the neck and shoulders.
  • Sleep issues can arise, as it can be difficult for MPS sufferers to find a comfortable sleeping position, and they can be awakened by an accidental pain trigger stimulation during the night.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek specialist medical advice as soon as possible. More effects can be caused by these symptoms, such as general fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Making a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim can help you get compensation for your pain and suffering, and our expert team of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors can provide specialist legal support throughout the process.

When treating Myofascial Pain Syndrome, an early diagnosis can make a huge difference in how effective treatment will be. The recommendations of your doctor will be focused on restoring muscle activity, and reducing pain and inflammation in the trigger points. Treatments may include:

  • Physical therapy to restore strength and flexibility.
  • Using needles, either dry to relieve pain and restore blood flow, or using lidocaine injections.
  • Using low-level light or cold lasers for pain relief.
  • Stimulating the muscles with sound waves or electric nerve stimulation (TENS).
  • Relaxation therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, biofeedback, and acupuncture.
  • Prescription medication, including painkillers, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, and sleep medications.

You can also make some changes to your lifestyle, such as introducing a different diet, doing regular exercises, yoga, and using heat or cold packs on the affected areas. Depending on your general health and other lifestyle factors, you could see improvements in your pain, mental health, and sleep quality within a few weeks. However, treatment may become a long process for some Myofascial Pain Syndrome sufferers.

Like many chronic pain illnesses, Myofascial Pain Syndrome is commonly diagnosed by ruling out other conditions. When you first see a specialist, you will be asked about recent injuries to conclude whether your pain is caused by trauma, and they will assess when and how your pain occurs.

If other conditions are ruled out, additional medical tests may be carried out. These may include:

  • Imaging tests, such as X-ray and CT scans, may be advised to rule out a traumatic injury. Unfortunately, these exams cannot, by themselves, help a MPS diagnosis.
  • A physical exam to assess where the tender spots in the muscles are can help conclude the severity of your Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Applying pressure to these pain triggers will result in discomfort either in the directly affected area or in a nearby area of the body.
  • A bad posture, such as the tendency to hunch, may indicate Myofascial Pain Syndrome. A doctor may visually examine your posture, looking for any abnormalities.

If you receive a Myofascial Pain Syndrome diagnosis, you could be entitled to make a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim. This condition can be caused by a number of preventable circumstances, some of which may make you entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, expenses, and loss of income.

The causes of Myofascial Pain Syndrome are varied, and the medical community is still unsure about all the risk factors that may trigger the condition, or their importance. However, some common circumstances can highlight a number of causes of MPS. These include:

  • A muscle injury, or strain caused by Repetitive Strain Injury.
  • Prolonged reduced muscle activity, such as a limb being in a cast for a long time.
  • Incorrect posture, although this can also be a symptom.
  • Prolonged exposure to a cold environment.
  • Muscle tension caused by stress or anxiety.
  • Hormonal and metabolic disorders.
  • Deficiencies of vitamins, especially Vitamin D.
  • Chronic infections.

Any of these can become risk factors for Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Research is still being carried out regarding this condition, and the pain system of the human body in general. These are factors that are commonly observed amongst patients, and avoiding these – together with a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, and regular exercise – can prevent chronic pain conditions from happening.

Recent studies have been made regarding the development of Myofascial Pain Syndrome into Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers typically exhibit a higher sensitivity to pain, which can be examined through how their brains react to stimuli.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome could potentially aid the process of hypersensitisation of the brain to painful stimuli, although more research is necessary to conclude whether a causational relationship can exist between the two conditions.

If you’re dealing with a Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim, you may find yourself frustrated with the support you’re receiving from your solicitors if they’re not specialised in chronic pain claims. Our team of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Solicitors have years of experience supporting claimants through all types of chronic pain compensation cases, and fully understand the frustrating situation you may be going through.

You are entitled to switch legal representation at any point. If you are not receiving the legal support you deserve for your Myofascial Pain Syndrome Claim, you are not obligated to complete the compensation claim process with your current solicitors. Transferring your claim to one of the specialists at Brian Barr Solicitors is simple and hassle-free.

Contact us today to find out how to transfer your claim to us. When dealing with compensation claims for Myofascial Pain Syndrome, you should never settle for anything less than our team of specialists at Brian Barr Solicitors.

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