Treatment for Stiff, Painful Muscles
Trigger points can occur anywhere in the body and feel like a knot under the skin. When pressing on trigger points, pain is felt and can feel dull, achy or even like sharp, intense spasms.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are relatively simple and fast. Treatment consists of an intramuscular injection (IM) technique to relieve chronic pain, tension or spasms by soothing muscles, especially in your arms, legs, back, shoulders, and neck.
Trigger point injections are also used to treat pain associated with conditions, such as:
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Tension headaches
What Happens During a Trigger Point Session?
The entire procedure only takes a few minutes. Your practitioner will work with you to locate the area of discomfort. They may ask you to begin deep, calming breaths, while using alternating cycles of pressure to ease constricted muscles.
Next, your practitioner will insert a small needle into the area and inject a small amount of natural, anti-inflammatory medication and anesthetic. You can have several trigger point injections during one session.
After a trigger point injection, you can actively use your muscles. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for the first few days. You could experience a significant decrease in aches and pain after just one session, but ongoing sessions could help you manage them even better.
If you’re sick of suffering from chronic pain,and see if Trigger Point Injections are right for you!