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What are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger point injections offer targeted relief for myofascial pain, particularly in areas like the neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and lower back. Myofascial pain stems from trigger points, which are painful “knots” in the muscles, often sensitive to touch and pressure. These knots can develop after acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma, causing muscle fibers to become stuck in a contracted state.

Our expert providers administer trigger point injections using local anesthetics, sometimes combined with corticosteroids or botulinum toxin. These injections effectively target and alleviate the discomfort associated with trigger points, offering much-needed relief to our patients.

Who Needs Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger point injections may be right for you if you’ve experienced myofascial pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments like over-the-counter medications, heat therapy, or massage. Whether you’re struggling with tension headaches, piriformis syndrome, or other issues related to trigger points, our comprehensive approach to pain management can help.

Before recommending trigger point injections, our healthcare providers conduct thorough physical exams to ensure proper diagnosis and rule out other potential causes of your pain, such as muscle strain or structural issues.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Preparing for a trigger point injection is hassle-free. Simply discuss your medications and health with our team before the procedure. During the injection, you’ll either sit or lie down as our provider cleanses the area and identifies the trigger point. While you may feel some discomfort during the procedure, it’s a sign that the injection is targeting the right spot.

After the injection, you’re free to return home, though we recommend avoiding strenuous activity for a few days. Most patients experience pain relief within 24 to 72 hours, with results lasting up to a month. If needed, additional injections can be administered to achieve long-term relief.

Benefits and Risks

Trigger point injections offer significant benefits, including targeted pain relief and improved muscle functionality. While complications are rare, potential risks include temporary discomfort or numbness, bruising, infection, or allergic reactions. Rest assured, our experienced team prioritizes your safety and comfort throughout the process.

Your Path to Pain Relief

At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic, we understand the impact of chronic pain on your quality of life. That’s why we offer comprehensive pain management solutions, including trigger point injections, tailored to your individual needs. Don’t let myofascial pain hold you back any longer – reclaim your comfort and mobility with our expert care.

Call us today at (469) 444-7246 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free future. 

**Disclaimer:** This webpage is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or treatment plan.

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