Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections Specialist
Living with painful knots and muscle tension doesn’t have to be your norm. When you come in for your first appointment at Advanced Back and Neck Care in Chandler, Arizona you can get relief right away. The team specializes in providing trigger point injections for pain relief. You can usually get in for treatment within a couple of days, even if you’re a first-time patient. Book your appointment online, or call the office to schedule your trigger point session.

Trigger Point Injections Q & A

Advanced Back & Neck Care

How do trigger point injections work?

When your muscles tense up and form knots that won’t relax, trigger point injections can be beneficial. These knots, or trigger points, often irritate nerves surrounding them, which is why you feel pain. During your procedure, your practitioner inserts a very small needle into your trigger point. This injection contains a numbing solution and often a corticosteroid. The injection helps your muscle relax and takes pressure off nerves, alleviating the unbearable pain you feel.

Will I need more than one trigger point injection?

Possibly, although it’s going to depend on how well you respond to treatment. If you’ve had chronic pain from trigger points for years, you may need to come back in for additional injections. Often times though, men and women notice a decrease in pain after their first trigger point injection. If you have several trigger points, or a large trigger point, you might need several injections during your visit.

Do trigger point injections hurt?

It’s normal to feel a slight sting or pinch when the needle is first inserted. But because part of the trigger point solution is a local anesthetic, the injection numbs the area almost instantly. This should minimize or completely get rid of any pain you may feel. For highly sensitive areas, your provider can apply a topical numbing cream to further minimize any discomfort during your session.

Which conditions do trigger point injections treat?

Trigger point injections are beneficial for an array of pain sources. Your practitioner helps you decide if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. Trigger point injections often are beneficial for treating pain caused by:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tension headaches
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Unknown sources

Are there alternatives for treating trigger points?

Yes. Trigger point injections aren’t for everyone. Sometimes they’re used as a part of your pain-relief plan, meaning you need some other treatments to go along with your injections. Patients who suffer from painful trigger points often find relief with:

  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy

Whether you want to try something other than injections, or you need an additional treatment, you still have plenty of options for treating trigger point pain.

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