Trigger Point Injections PainTreatment for Tight Muscles
Pain is nothing to scoff at – especially if it’s chronic, daily pain. Millions of people worldwide suffer from severe chronic pain, requiring them to seek back pain treatment, headache treatments, and treatment options for other varying conditions as well.
In fact, in the U.S. alone, approximately 50 million adults say they experience high-impact chronic pain. This type of pain often refers to pain that lasts three months or longer and is accompanied by a minimum of one significant restriction, such as the inability to work outside the home.
Pain Treatment: How Trigger Point Injections May Help
When it comes to pain, one of the most frequent reasons patients seek out medical care is due to chronic pain, coming in at approximately 49.7% of people worldwide. While many people choose to take over the counter pain medication or opioids to help relieve their pain, there are many other pain treatment options worth considering, including trigger point injections.
What are trigger point injections?
A trigger point injection is a common procedure used to specific muscle areas that contain trigger points. These trigger points (myofascial pain) are painful, tender spots in the muscles caused by stress, trauma, or repetitive use. Seen a lot more now with the use of laptops and texting. They feel Like tight bands or knots when pressed
During the process, a small needle is inserted into the trigger points of the muscle, and medication is injected directly into the muscle. Injections often contain a local anesthetic, a corticosteroid, or even saline. This helps to inactivate the trigger point and alleviate the patient’s pain. This treatment method is performed by a trained medical professional.
How Do We Treat Trigger Points?
The practicioner will assess and locate your trigger points, by inserting a small needle with local anesthetic and a natural anti-inflammatory solution into trigger points identified. These injections help relax and break down the painful adhesions by creating pathways for the medication to travel. Several sites may be injected in one single visit, although may take a series of visits to completely dissolve the adhesions.
The Fix Medical has chosen to use a natural anti-inflammatory made of botanicals and herbs along with a local anesthetic. If you have an allergy to a certain drug, dry-needle technique is an alternative.
To maximize results, injections should be combined with chiropractic care, massage, physical therapy, or other forms of therapy of your choice. TPI can and is commonly used to treat fibromyalgia and deep myofascial pain syndrome.
Trigger Point Injections in Tucson, Arizona
Chronic pain should be taken seriously, and the team at the Fix Medical understand just how debilitating it can be. That’s why they take adequate time to get to know you and your pain to devise a treatment plan best suited to your needs. If you have any questions, please, don’t be afraid to reach out.
Curious if trigger point injections could be a viable back pain treatment for your chronic pain? Then call our office today at (520) 575-5833 to schedule a consultation.