What Are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger Point Injections

A lot of our patients ask our doctors, “What are trigger point injections?” Often enough, you have muscles that are in pain. For there to be better blood flow, oxygen and function of your muscle, your muscles cannot be tight. Tight muscles do not expand and contract the correct way. To explain, your muscles went from healthy tissue to inflammation, spasm, and more. Which, most of us have had a knot or sore muscles after a workout or injury. Which resolve in a couple of days or week. But if the pain continues, then it can lead to one of your trigger points. Which becomes an irritated area in the muscle that becomes stiff, painful to touch, and more.

What Are Some Possible Treatments?

Treatments for trigger point injections include yoga, therapy, activities like pilates, and more. A massage or chiropractic visit can reduce pain, spasm, loosing up the tight muscle. Moreover, acupuncture, heat, ice, ointments, or medication can also help. Depending on the severity of the pain, these treatments can be enough. But if the trigger point issue continues, an injection can be the best way to reduce spasm and pain.

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Muscle Relaxation Through Trigger Point Injections

An injection applied to the muscle known as a trigger point injection. Following the injection, most patients receive a local anesthetic. The anesthetic will make the muscle relax, more than any massage or stretching can. Also, the anesthetic will numb the nerves and activity of the muscle. Most of the time your physician will add an anti-inflammatory medication.

How Many Injections Do You Need?

Trigger point injection procedures happen in a series of injections with a week or two of rest. Which all depend on the severity of the issue and sometimes you only need one injection. But, its important to note that with these injections, you receive physical and massage therapy.

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