Trigger points can be created when a muscle has been overworked or injured, and a little knot of muscle will develop causing pain in that general area. They can also cause referred pain that’s connected to different areas of the body due to the trigger point sitting on or near a nerve.
When these trigger points are causing consistent, irritable pain, it may be time to start considering trigger point injections. When you come to Unity Spine & Joint, our expert doctors will find the exact source of the trigger point; where the injection should take place. The injections are typically safe low-dose steroid options and include local anesthetic. The steroid is going to reduce your inflammation and catalyze the healing of muscle tissue. The anesthetic is simply for providing pain relief.
The actual injection will feel like a pinch and will only take a few minutes. Once the inflammation is reduced, massage therapy and physiotherapy techniques help to eliminate the pain and rehabilitate the muscle fibers. Here at Unity Spine & Joint, we use a unique therapeutic approach for our trigger point treatment that is a tested treatment program for preventing any future trigger point inflammation. If you would like to learn more, or schedule a consultation, give us a call and set-up an appointment today!