Myofascial Pain Syndrome Condition

Myofascial pain syndrome treatment is designed to address localized muscle pain through targeted osteopathic manipulation and other techniques that reduce stress, tension, tenderness, and spasms.


Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment in New York City

Treatment for myofascial pain syndrome uses osteopathic manipulation and other techniques to reduce the tension and stress that contribute to localized muscle pain, tenderness, spasms, and other symptoms.

What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Myofascial pain syndrome is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain, typified by localized myofascial trigger points that cause pain to be felt in various areas of the body. These trigger points are usually created when areas of muscle tissue thicken. When those points experience any physical pressure, pain can be referred to other parts of the body.

Your body’s fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds your bones, nerves, muscles, organs, and blood vessels. When the fascial system experiences any type of disfunction, the creation of trigger points can lead to chronic pain almost anywhere in the body. Chronic myofascial pain is believed to be a common source of chronic pain, but many cases continue to be unrecognized and undiagnosed.

What Causes this condition?

The key to understanding the causes of chronic myofascial pain is to understand the factors that can create the underlying trigger points. These causes can include:

  • Trauma to tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • General, ongoing fatigue
  • Injuries to discs in the vertebrae
  • Changes in hormone
  • Repetitive stress
  • Muscle strains, excess exercise
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Various medical conditions that stress the body, like heart attacks, gall bladder inflammation, serious stomach ailments, appendicitis, etc.
  • Exposure to extreme cold
  • Tension or stress
  • Serious nutritional deficiencies
  • Poor posture
  • Some studies estimate that more than 70 percent of fibromyalgia patients develop the trigger points that can cause this type of pain.

What Are the Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

The symptoms of chronic myofascial pain are sometimes difficult to distinguish from many other painful conditions. As a result, many cases are believed to go undiagnosed. In general, however, those symptoms can include any of the following noticeable affects:

  • Muscles that are tender to the touch
  • Pain in the muscles that occurs only when pressure is applied to a particular area of the body
  • Aching, stabbing, or burning pain
  • Unexplained weakness in the muscles
  • Loss of mobility or range of motion

In addition, patients can experience symptoms common to many other types of chronic pain. These include disrupted sleep patterns, chronic fatigue, persistent headaches, and depression.

How We Can Help

Our team can work with you to diagnose your condition and ensure that we provide the appropriate treatment needed to alleviate your pain. Fortunately, there are ways to properly identify this little-understood condition, so that you can receive the therapy you need to regain your quality of life. There are a variety of osteopathic techniques that can help, including osteopathic manipulation stretching exercise, other manual manipulation therapy, nerve stimulation, and more.


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Contact Us Today

If you suffer from any of the symptoms identified above, you may need treatment for chronic myofascial pain. Dr. Leonid Tafler has the experience and expertise to provide the care you deserve and help you manage and recover from your chronic pain. Give us a call today to learn more about this condition and how our team can help you get on the path to a pain-free life.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!