Do you suffer from muscle pain that has failed to improve with time and/or conservative therapy? If so you may be a candidate for this quick and simple treatment option.
Trigger Point Q&A
What is Trigger Point?
Trigger points are painful “knots” in your muscles that form when a muscle can’t relax. Trigger point injections can help soothe your muscle pain. A small amount of anesthetic and steroid is injected into the trigger point helping the muscle to relax and alleviate the pain.
What are the Benefits?
These injections will help you experience pain relief from muscle pain.
How Does it Work?
The procedure is minimally invasive and uncomplicated. The patient will be asked to sit or lie in a comfortable position to relax the muscles, and then the physician will insert the needle into the trigger point and release an anesthetic to alleviate pain.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Often it will be necessary to administer a few injections in the same area during the same treatment to ensure all the tender areas have been relieved.
When Will I Feel Better?
Recovery time is relatively short. Following the injection, doctors will also encourage patients to remain active (not strenuous activities) following the injection to stretch the affected muscle, to prevent it from becoming knotted again, and to maintain a healthy range of motion.
Is Trigger Point Right for Me?
If you have not experienced sufficient pain relief with treatments such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce the inflammation, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, an injection can sometimes be helpful for pain relief and to relax your muscles. We will schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Physicians, to see if this treatment is a good fit for you.