TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
Trigger point injections are a common procedure used to treat myofascial pain in the back. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition in which trigger points develop within muscle and fascia, often resulting in localized pain, restricted motion, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Trigger points are identified in the knots that form when muscles do not relax.
WHAT ARE TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS?
Trigger point injections are a minimally invasive treatment. Trigger point injections are performed using a small needle to inject medications into the trigger point. Common treatment sites include the arms, legs, low back, and neck. Trigger point injections are a routine, recurring treatment option, with frequency and duration of appointments varying between patients.
Wondering if trigger point injections can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS?
Trigger point injections are used to treat an array of painful conditions, including myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that results in widespread pain, fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and distress, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome, which involves urinary tract symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome or chronic prostatitis. Studies have shown that trigger point injections can significantly improve the quality of life of myofascial pain syndrome patients, with one study reporting pain relief for 93.3% of patients receiving trigger point injections without medications. Separate studies have also concluded trigger point injections can provide pain relief while also increasing range of motion.
If you suspect trigger point injections might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.