I have MFP Syndrome.
You should try to see an Osteopath. If you live in the US it is
a Doctor of Osteopathy. There used to be a member here that is
one. Try searching myofascia and finding the old threads.
I was about totally disabled and off work for 2 1/2 years and
then was told I also have MFP syndrome as well as the DDD
All it took was some stretches every day and then an exercise
program (once I could do one ) and I am now back to work.
It is quite amazing what you can do with some proper stretches.
Wishing you success.
Thanks Frances, I need a diagnosis first and in my health plan, I don't even see a osteopath. In the beginning I had a massage, and this woman put pressure on my piriformis---felt worse!
My husband massages me and it does help and I feel the chiroprator helped but he got thousands from me, and I haven't more to give, and he never even followed up why I wasn't back. He wanted his money, no credit cards.
Does anyone besides an osteopath diagnose myofascial? I'm just guessing because no doctor has helped in over 3 years.
I copied 17 pages about myofascial yesterday and knew about most of them. I went to PT-hardly helped. I guess you need the right doctor and I've been looking so long and am tired. I mean it has to be something, not no diagnosis.
My gut feeling is that it's a combo of things but the only relief has been pain killers, which stinks. If I knew the exercises that really help I would do them. I have so many books as it is and was doing them. This feels like it's here for life.
Thank you Pamela also for your reply. My pain is a sorness to the touch of my leg muscles, accompanied by low back pain, hip and groin pain but I even had my left hip mri'd--nothing.
And I've taken msm and other joint pain products for my knees, back--nothing. I wear shoe inserts too, because I know I over pronate.
Thanks tiggers--since I hurt myself, I've found most doctors don't really know much unfortunately for us. We research more on things because it's our bodies and then even when we give specifics, they can't help--at least that has been the case for my husband and myself!
Thank you for taking the time to post.
Frances thanks for replying. Based on my symptoms, it could be it, I know it all started when I pulled my back and the pain whent to my legs and after over 3yrs--has not left. It is a mystery. Be well, yourself and take care.
That is so great for both of you to be doing well. May I ask what type of stretches you do? Is it more for the neck?
Since. I feel like I have to be my own doctor, I have and got more back stretches to try. It is a shame there aren't more doctors that can't even suggest or even know about simple stretches for pain. It is not right, but good for you 2 who have had sucess. I will not give up.