Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are an effective treatment modality for management of trigger points and providing prompt relief of symptoms from muscle spasms most commonly in the neck and upper back area but trigger points can also be used to alleviate pain in the low back and sciatic area. Injections are given in our office under sterile technique and usually take just a few minutes. Several sites may be injected in one visit. Patients are instructed to limit physical activity for the remainder of the day following the procedure and use ice packs to help alleviate pain the following day.
Myofascial trigger points are a major cause of pain and dysfunction. They produce pain focally and in a referred pattern and often occur in conjunction with chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. Various modalities for the treatment of trigger points include spray and stretch, ultrasound, manipulative therapy, and trigger point injections.
Not all trigger points require injection or needling. Many active trigger points will respond to physical therapy, especially in the early stages of trigger point formation. However, for chronic trigger points, trigger point injection and needling is an effective treatment. Proper examination and diagnosis by our professional staff would determine if patients could benefit from trigger point injections.
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