Myalgia refers to muscle pain. It is a symptom of many
disease and disorders. Spinal muscle pain is usually the result of a
strain/sprain, muscle overuse or muscle spasm secondary to pain arising from
one or more of the supportive elements of the back. Myalgia may be temporary
or chronic. When multiple muscle groups are involved the condition may be
referred to as polymyalgia.
surrounded by specialized sheets of fibrous tissue referred to as fascia. The fascia
serves as a barrier between adjacent muscle groups and other tissues. It helps
promote efficient movement of the muscles between each other and other
structures. When inflammation develops within the facsia it is often referred
to as fibrositis. An injury and inflammation can adversely affect the facsia
and spare the associated muscle. If there is inflammation of the facsia and the underlying
muscle the condition may be referred to as myofascitis.
very common. Most individuals will experience some form of localized or focal
myalgia during their lifetime. It represents a common symptom associated with
overworked muscles and a simple strain/sprain. It is often experienced as the
result of muscular guarding or spasm secondary to a painfull degenerative joint
or a painfull degenerative region of the spine.