Muscle pain affects most individuals at some point in their lives; often it is caused by physical activity that results in muscle strain or sprain. Chronic, widespread muscle pain or “myofascial pain syndrome” may be a symptom of an underlying or co-existing medical condition such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis or arthritis.
When muscle pain is chronic, it is critically important to receive an accurate and complete diagnosis to determine what is causing your discomfort, so it can be addressed appropriately.
At the Kaplan Center our physicians have years of experience treating patients with chronic pain conditions, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.” Whether you are searching for a diagnosis for your muscle pain or have already been diagnosed, but have yet to find a long-lasting and effective treatment, the Kaplan Center can help.
At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take time exploring the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past, and what has and hasn’t worked for you. To gather additional information about your condition, specialized diagnostic laboratory testing may be necessary.
After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain, but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
We offer a multitude of effective treatment options, including:
- Osteopathic Manual Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Stress Reduction Meditation Training
- Prescription Medications
- IV Therapy
- Sleep Evaluation & Management
- Nutritional Counseling
We are here for you, and we want to help.
Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892
Downloadable Consumer Guide: 17 Things to Know Before Choosing a Doctor to Treat Your Chronic Pain, by Dr. Gary Kaplan
Evaluating Your Musculoskeletal System at the Kaplan Center.