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Old 09-15-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a doctor in New York city that effectively treats myofascial pain syndrome?

If anyone has myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) due to wide spread trigger points (TrPs), which very simply put are permanent muscle knots that cause pain and muscle dysfunction if left untreated. Treating it takes a multifaceted approach to but it is completely fixable.

I typed in google: myofascial pain syndrome doctors and Weil Cornel came up. Not one of the doctors and the webpage knew or even cared to do anything about it. I've been to 2 rheumatologists, 2 physical therapists, 1 osteopath, 5 massage therapists ( this had the greatest results but it's so good damn expensive) and 1 chiropractor ( complete waste of money and time).

There are so many websites and clueless doctors, pts, holistic medicine types, osteopaths, Chiropractors that claim to treat it, are clueless and crooked. I've wasted about a year and a half looking for doctors and specialists with no results except wasted time, money and energy.

In a city of 8 million people and about a million hard workers there has to be someone on this forum who is dealing with this, whoknows a doctor out here who fixes this neuromusucloskeletal dysfunction.

This is a pretty good summary.

[url]https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/myofascial-pain-syndrome-often-leaves-doctors-baffled-and-patients-untreated/2013/06/17/1afb5766-6c86-11e2-8740-9b58f43c191a_story.html&ved=2ahUKEwjA4IPMpNPkAhWru VkKHQx_A44QFjAAegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw38zS7xgBPq_JHEGH tmEI3q&cshid=1568566263231[/url]
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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Who was it who diagnosed you?
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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The best thing is to go to a medical center where they have students. I mean big medical centers where they have student MD and at least one or two official MD their. That is the best of the best thing I could recommend.

I understand your problem your problem with choosing doctors but the sad reality is that many people in medical are messed up and just flat out lies and pushes things on to you even if there are other choices.

In reality you have to do your homework and self-medic your problem and then ask questions. The better you educate yourself the more they will be able to give you options for your problem. If your problem is not that much and you can handle operation costs I would do that. Not just take the cheapest route.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:16 AM
 
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I would concentrate on neurologists.


Is this related to tic doloureaux?


If it were I who had the condition, I would do some extensive experimentation with a TENS unit. It also sounds like finding the right masseur might be of some help, since massage therapy has yielded you some relief.
If you examined your own muscles, centimeter by centimeter, can you find these knots with your finger?




Are you certain of the diagnosis? My experience is there has been only one competent diagnostician in the U.S. and his name is Dr. Gregory House.

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Old 09-17-2019, 07:11 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a doctor in New York city that effectively treats myofascial pain syndrome?

If anyone has myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) due to wide spread trigger points (TrPs), which very simply put are permanent muscle knots that cause pain and muscle dysfunction if left untreated. Treating it takes a multifaceted approach to but it is completely fixable.

I typed in google: myofascial pain syndrome doctors and Weil Cornel came up. Not one of the doctors and the webpage knew or even cared to do anything about it. I've been to 2 rheumatologists, 2 physical therapists, 1 osteopath, 5 massage therapists ( this had the greatest results but it's so good damn expensive) and 1 chiropractor ( complete waste of money and time).

There are so many websites and clueless doctors, pts, holistic medicine types, osteopaths, Chiropractors that claim to treat it, are clueless and crooked. I've wasted about a year and a half looking for doctors and specialists with no results except wasted time, money and energy.

In a city of 8 million people and about a million hard workers there has to be someone on this forum who is dealing with this, whoknows a doctor out here who fixes this neuromusucloskeletal dysfunction.

This is a pretty good summary.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...=1568566263231



Sorry, I didn't notice this thread earlier. If you have a diagnosis (albeit a very broad one, like MPS), I assume that someone made that diagnosis, ie, your primary care physician. Your PCP can also refer you to a pain clinic. Every hospital in NYC has a multidisciplinary pain clinic, and there are freestanding pain clinics as well everywhere. Pain is mostly a subspecialty of anesthesia, with wide participation of neurologists and physical medicine & rehab as well. The important thing is that the director of any normal pain clinic must have two letters (ie, MD) behind their name - I don't understand why you have consulted everything and everybody except a trained, qualified physician.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a doctor in New York city that effectively treats myofascial pain syndrome?

If anyone has myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) due to wide spread trigger points (TrPs), which very simply put are permanent muscle knots that cause pain and muscle dysfunction if left untreated. Treating it takes a multifaceted approach to but it is completely fixable.

I typed in google: myofascial pain syndrome doctors and Weil Cornel came up. Not one of the doctors and the webpage knew or even cared to do anything about it. I've been to 2 rheumatologists, 2 physical therapists, 1 osteopath, 5 massage therapists ( this had the greatest results but it's so good damn expensive) and 1 chiropractor ( complete waste of money and time).

There are so many websites and clueless doctors, pts, holistic medicine types, osteopaths, Chiropractors that claim to treat it, are clueless and crooked. I've wasted about a year and a half looking for doctors and specialists with no results except wasted time, money and energy.

In a city of 8 million people and about a million hard workers there has to be someone on this forum who is dealing with this, whoknows a doctor out here who fixes this neuromusucloskeletal dysfunction.
I'm a big fan of the annual Best Doctors issue of New York magazine. You can look online, or, better still, buy a back issue (I think it came out in the spring). And then figure out what specialty it would be (neurology?).

Is it something where acupuncture might help?
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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https://urbanwellnessclinic.com/about/
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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Again, the OP needs a physician who is subspecialty-board certified in Pain Management (the basic specialty doesn't matter, it is usually anesthesia, less often neurology or physical medicine & rehab, or rarely orthopedic surgery), and who sees patients at a pain clinic. This is a specialty clinic, so the OP needs referral from his/her primary care doctor. The OP's medical problem is common, not at all exotic, and can be addressed at any one of multiple pain clinics in NYC. Pick any hospital, any one at all, they all have pain clinics, just make sure the pain physician that you'll be seeing is in your health insurance network (your PCP would not typically refer you to someone out of network anyway).

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Old 09-17-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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These people are chiropractors. The OP needs to see a medical doctor who is subspecialty-certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:04 AM
 
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In reality "Pain Management" means addiction to opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, butalbital, codeine and their ugly sisters. This choice is a slippery slope.


Is it possible that "myofascial pain syndrome" is another fancier name for "fibromyalgia." Has the term "fibromyalgia" worn out it usefulness as a method of transferring patient wealth to the medical profession so fancier terminology was deemed necessary. This has some earmarks of quackery about it. Proceed with caution.


O/P Which drugs have you tried?


Very Important: Who diagnosed you with myofascial pain syndrome? Self diagnosis, internet diagnosis, a friend?


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(your PCP would not typically refer you to someone out of network anyway).

NEVER count on that. It can cost you a FORTUNE.

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