Trigger point injections (TPIs) are a type of medical treatment used to relieve pain and muscle spasms caused by “trigger points,” which are areas of tightness and tension in the muscles. These trigger points can cause pain and discomfort, as well as limit range of motion and mobility.
Tigger point injections involve the injection of a small amount of a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, into the trigger point. This can help to relax the muscle and reduce pain and discomfort. In some cases, a corticosteroid medication may also be used in the injection to further reduce inflammation.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and takes only a few minutes. The patient may experience some discomfort during the injection, but this is usually minimal and well tolerated.
TPIs can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
They can also be used to relieve pain caused by injuries, such as sports injuries or work-related injuries.
Benefits of Trigger Point Injections
One of the main advantages of trigger point injections is that they can provide fast and effective relief of pain and muscle spasms. They can also help to improve range of motion and mobility, and can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, massage, or chiropractic care.
Another benefit of trigger point injection therapy is that it is a non-invasive form of pain relief and has minimal risks. It is a very safe procedure that is done right in our office and after the procedure, you can go about your day as you normally would.
Trigger Point Injections can be an effective treatment option for those suffering from pain and muscle spasms caused by trigger points. Its non-invasive nature and fast-acting relief make it an attractive option for many patients.
Call today to schedule an appointment with our doctor to learn more about trigger point injections and let’s help you get the relief you deserve!