Trigger points are adhesions in soft tissue that cause undue tension in our bodies. This results in a disruption in our structure – not to mention chronic pain – causing the body to come out of alignment. Trigger points are painful when pressed on and when left untreated for long periods of time can cause deconditioning, poor posture, repetitive mechanical stress, mechanical imbalance, joint disorders, non-restorative sleep and vitamin deficiencies.
Trigger points have decreased blood flow, preventing them from healing themselves, creating toxins and increasing nerve sensitivity that can range from an ache to extremely sharp pain.
Trigger point injections are an effective treatment option for these symptoms. Using naturally derived solutions and local anesthetics with known healing properties that reduce inflammation and swelling, the solution is injected locally in the site of pain. These injections allow instant relief from pain, decreasing the pull on your spine back out of alignment, and increases circulation to allow your body to heal the area. You and your doctor with determine how many injections your body needs.
Common symptoms people with a trigger point experience are:
- Achy muscles
- Headaches that seem to pull from the neck up to the head
- Severe unrelenting pain
- Limited range of motion in joints
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
For up to 48 hours following your trigger point injection, you may need to avoid strenuous physical activities to give your muscles time to react to the injection.
To maximize results, injections should be combined with other alternative treatment methods, such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.
Are you in pain? Contact our office today to see if Trigger Point Injections are right for you.