Anesthesiologist working in Batman, Dr. Gülsüm Kahveci Kılınç and internal medicine specialist Dr. Şenol Kılınç’s sons Toprak Kılınç caught Covid-19 last month. Toprak defeated the coronavirus after his treatment, but after 4 weeks, it is known as regional musculoskeletal pain. myofascial pain syndrome developed. Toprak, who was treated at the hospital in Adana, died yesterday despite all the interventions. After this devastating event, information about myofascial pain syndrome (MAS) began to be researched.
WHAT IS MAS (MIAPHAGEAL PAIN SYNDROME)?
Myofascial pain syndrome is a soft tissue rheumatism (extra-articular rheumatism) or regional pain syndrome characterized by trigger points detected in one or more regional muscle groups and reflected pain on palpation of these points. Myofascial pain syndrome, defined as a very common regional musculoskeletal pain, is a disease that occurs due to acute or chronic trauma of skeletal muscles.
Myofascial pain syndrome is encountered in the majority of people with chronic pain and can be seen in almost any age group. Myofascial pain syndrome, which is frequently seen in the neck, back, waist, hips, shoulders, arms and legs, is confused with sciatic pain as well as neck and waist hernia. Myofascial pain syndrome can be seen in any part of the body where muscle tissue is present (face, head, scalp, etc.).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MAS (MIAPHAGEAL PAIN SYNDROME)?
In myofascial pain syndrome, symptoms in the form of pain, spasm, stinging, numbness, tingling, pulling and squeezing are observed in one or more muscle groups.
If these pains are seen in the neck and back, they are added in cases such as sweating and chills.
Myofascial pain syndrome is usually seen in the neck, back, legs, waist, hips, shoulders and arms.
-Pains can range from blunt or aching pains as well as stabbing sharp pains.
Pain in myofascial pain syndrome may be accompanied by limitation of movement, fatigue, numbness, nausea, dizziness and depression.
-Recurrent severe pain can also complicate the examination of the patient. A short-term relief is observed in the patient after the injection of a strong pain reliever like morphine. However, once the drug wears off, the pain reoccurs.
MAS (MIAPHAGEAL PAIN SYNDROME) TREATMENT
To relieve pain; hot-cold treatments, physical therapy agents, trigger point injections, dry needle therapy, neural therapy, stretching-relaxation exercises, ozone therapy and manual therapy options are selected and treated by selecting the appropriate ones for the patient.