Trigger Point Injections

What Is A Trigger Point Injections

When one of your muscles has a small, painful knot that refers pain to another area, this is called a trigger point. These muscular knots can be as small as a pea or as big as a walnut. If you press on the knot, pain radiates to another part of the body and the affected muscle will twitch or go into spasm. This type of pain can be relieved with simple trigger point injections.

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How Trigger Point Injections Work

A trigger point injection consists of placing very precise injections of steroids right into the trigger points. The injection causes the trigger point to relax which restores the flow of blood and other fluids to the area. And of course, the pain caused by the trigger point is then gone. This relief can last for months, during which time we can assist you by implementing other medical treatment options to bring about long-term recovery.

The injection causes the trigger point to relax which restores flow of blood and other fluids to the area. And of course, the pain caused by the trigger point is then gone. This relief can last for weeks, during which time we can assist you by implementing other medical treatment options to bring about long-term recovery.

Causes of Trigger Points

Trigger points can be a result of overuse, repetitive motion, disease, chronic stress, a blow to the area or an impact injury such as a car accident.

Symptoms of Trigger Points:

  • Tension headaches
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Can Trigger Point Injections Help You?

Interested in learning more about our Trigger Point Injection Procedure? Contact us at (440) 944-1414 and our friendly staff will help you schedule an appointment time convenient for you.

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