Trigger point injections are a pain management treatment that involves injecting a local anesthetic, sometimes combined with a steroid medication, into a trigger point to relax muscles and relieve pain. If effective the trigger points can be injected typically once a month or less to maintain results.
It is an insurance based service.
Myofascial pain syndrome originates in the fascia, the thin layer of connective tissue that encases and separates muscles and muscle fibers, enabling them to function independently. In the trunk and limbs, deep fascia separates groups of muscles into well-defined spaces called compartments. Fascial tissue has large numbers of collagen fibers and nerves that make it very sensitive. When stressed, fascia causes muscle tissue to tighten up, restricting movement and causing pain. Stressed and overworked fascia can form tight knots, called myofascial trigger points.
A trigger point is a tender area of muscle that develops when the tissue surrounding the muscle, called fascia (or myofascia) contracts and sticks to itself. A trigger point is often identified as a “knot,” a bump under the skin that can cause pain in the area where it has developed. In some cases, a trigger point can even cause pain in another area of the body when it affects a nearby nerve; this is called referred pain.
We select the most effective combination of treatment modalities, based on the unique condition of each individual patient.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
High Energy Inductive Therapy
Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), performed by our Chiropractor is effective in treating myofascial trigger points.
A massage therapist specially trained in trigger point pressure release technique can successfully help relieve trigger point pain.
Unlike acupuncture which seeks to restore energy balance in the body, dry needling is aimed specifically at trigger points, inducing a local twitch response that causes tissue spasms to release and relax.
Mechanical pulse waves to break up scar tissue and stimulate cell metabolism, a proven effective in treating myofascial trigger points.