Trigger Point Injectins
What are trigger point injections?
To understand trigger point injections, it’s important to understand what trigger points are. Trigger points are painful knots that form in your muscles. When muscles can’t relax, knots form, making the area feel tight and often cause pain in an adjacent area of the muscle.
Trigger point injections help to alleviate pain caused by tight muscles in your shoulders, legs, lower back, and neck. Trigger point injections are often effective at treating fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and chronic myofascial pain. The injections contain small amounts of anesthetic and steroid.
When would I need trigger point injections?
If your pain from tight muscles doesn’t respond to noninvasive treatment methods, your provider at Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies may recommend trigger point injections to help alleviate the pain. You may also benefit from trigger point injections in conjunction with other corrective therapies as a way to manage your pain and release tension in your muscles.
What can I expect with trigger point injections?
When you visit Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies for trigger point injections, you sit or lie comfortably for the short procedure. Your provider presses on the muscle to locate your area of pain. Then they insert a tiny needle into the muscle and inject the solution. It only takes a few minutes, and you can receive several trigger point injections in the same appointment.
Afterward, you are free to resume your daily activities, but avoid strenuous activity for a few days. You may also experience mild, temporary soreness at the injection site, but that typically resolves without issue. For many people, trigger point injections help relieve pain for several weeks or months.
Am I a good candidate for trigger point injections?
If you suffer from conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches, you may be a good candidate for trigger point injections. The integrative health care experts at Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies determine if trigger point injections should be part of your comprehensive treatment plan to manage pain. Additionally, you shouldn’t be allergic to anesthetics or other elements of the injections.
To learn more about trigger point injections and how you might benefit, contact Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies by phone or request an appointment through the online scheduling system today.