Myofascial Pain Syndrome
After a workplace accident, a person can suffer serious damage to their body. Myofascial pain syndrome is chronic muscle pain that causes suffering to a localized or general region of the body. Typically, this syndrome is caused by continuous muscle strain or injury to a generalized muscle region. You may need to prove your case to obtain workers' compensation benefits. If you have suffered myofascial pain syndrome from a work-related incident or repetitive behavior, do not hesitate to speak with one of our Phoenix workers' compensation attorneys.
Work-Related Activities that Can Cause Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome is a difficult issue to diagnose. If you are experiencing localized pain that releases from one trigger point to another area of your body, you could be experiencing this injury. You can suffer this syndrome from various work activities, such as:
- Sitting with poor back support
- Using armrests that are improperly calibrated
- Repetitive lifting movements
- Bending over a desk
- Holding a telephone between ear and shoulder
- Improperly moving objects
In some cases, muscle pain is felt in regions of the body that are not associated to the actual injury. When that takes place, the original location of injury is known as the trigger point. Sudden pain to a muscle can result in trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome. Some accidents that can cause this syndrome include slip and fall accidents or blunt trauma.
Compensation for Treatment
Treatment of myofascial pain syndrome typically involves eliminating the overuse of the injured muscles. Injections to the trigger point with a local anesthetic, prescription drugs, antidepressants, and massage therapy may be necessary to treat the issues associated with this syndrome. If you are suffering work-related myofascial pain syndrome, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our father-and-son team of lawyers can pursue the maximum amount of reimbursement on your behalf. To reach a workers' comp lawyer in Phoenix, Flagstaff, or Prescott,