Muscle pain can be relieved by locating and treating trigger points. Trigger points are small knots that form in the myofascial tissue that covers your muscles, and they can cause high levels of pain. Our physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) will work with you to identify any muscle injuries and start healing your pain.
You’ll Find Immediate Pain Relief with Trigger Point Injection
We look beyond the symptoms to relieve your pain permanently. Trigger point injections are a safer alternative to prescribed medication. Often, muscle relaxers are prescribed, but the relief is temporary.
Trigger point injections are the most effective method of treating trigger point muscle injuries. You’ll feel immediate relief as the injection targets the specific area of your injury and releases muscle tension. Surrounding muscle tissue is allowed to relax, and the area gradually loosens and strengthens. You’ll enjoy less discomfort and an increased range of motion, even after your first treatment.
To relieve your pain, injections may include an anesthetic, or your doctor may choose to use a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation, or a combination of anesthetics and corticosteroids.
Our Patients Respond Well
Most patients experience immediate pain relief after receiving a trigger point injection. Our medical staff will determine the precise location and extent of your muscle injury. If you have multiple trigger points, they will each be assessed and injected individually.
Following the injection, you will need a bandage for a short period, and you may feel some soreness for a few days. You should remain active and use your affected muscles. You’ll also be given exercises to strengthen and rebuild the affected muscles.
While some patients with minor muscle injuries respond well to manual therapy, other patients have more developed trigger points with damage that extends out as referred pain. For these patients, trigger point injection is the most appropriate mode of treatment.
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- Trigger points may form after an injury or a series of repetitive traumas.
- Trigger points can develop following periods of sedentary behavior, lack of exercise, poor posture, sleep disorders, and nutritional deficiencies.
- The muscles affected by your trigger point may weaken, causing a ripple effect as your other muscles are forced to work harder to compensate.
- Pain from your trigger point may radiate to nearby areas and result in a decreased range of motion.
- Muscles in your neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle can all be affected, making proper body posture difficult to maintain.
- Trigger points can manifest as lower back pain, a decreased range of motion in your legs, tinnitus (ringing in your ears), temporamandibular (jawbone) joint pain, and tension headaches.