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Trigger Point Injection Therapy

     Trigger Point Injections are used to break the cycle of muscle spasms that happen in the muscle fibers when they have been contracted or strained for a long period of time. Once the scar tissue (commonly known as 'knots') forms, it will take decreasing inflammation, stretching, and strengthening to help heal that muscle. The goal of trigger point therapy is to allow the muscle to regain elasticity and become stretchy, contracting, and replacing fibers as it is meant to be. 

How do trigger point injections work?

     When your muscles tense up and form knots that won’t relax, trigger point injections can be beneficial. These knots, or trigger points, often irritate nerves surrounding them, which is why you feel pain. During your procedure, your practitioner inserts a very small needle into your trigger point. This injection contains a numbing solution and often a corticosteroid. The injection helps your muscle relax and takes pressure off nerves, alleviating the unbearable pain you feel.

Which conditions do trigger point injections treat?

     Trigger point injections are beneficial for an array of pain sources. Your practitioner helps you decide if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. Trigger point injections often are beneficial for treating pain caused by:

-Tension headaches
-Myofascial pain syndrome
-Injury, and so much more!

Trigger Point Injection Therapy may be used in place of, or in conjunction with, other pain remedies. The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed using a very small needle, minimizing your discomfort.

For more information, call (269) 323-4473 today!

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