If you are suffering from headaches or neck and back pain, trigger-point injections can help provide instant relief – especially if your symptoms are being caused by knotted muscles. A “trigger point” is the term used to describe these areas of tight, knotted muscles.
A trigger-point injection usually contains an anesthetic and a steroid, which can help alleviate the pain. These injections are rarely used as a standalone treatment, and they work best with other conservative methods such as physical therapy.
How Can Trigger-Point Injections Help Me?
Let’s talk about some of the main benefits of trigger-point injections:
Perhaps the most salient of all benefits is the ability to relieve pain. The pain relief delivered by a trigger-point injection is felt throughout the body, so it relieves discomfort in other areas as well. Once you have achieved pain relief, you can move and use the area again without discomfort.
Low Risk of Side Effects
Virtually every type of treatment, regardless of how conservative it is, comes with side effects. Fortunately, trigger-point injections carry very little risk.
Reported side effects include soreness or numbness, but this goes away quickly after the treatment is received. Trigger-point injections are minimally invasive and nonsurgical, because they are merely a shot and require no incisions.
No Downtime or Recovery Period
Being nonsurgical, trigger-point injections do not involve downtime or recovery. You should be able to go about your day as you would normally, and the effects of the treatment are immediate.
For patients who have persistent muscle pain or headaches that are caused by radiating pain, trigger-point injections allow you to go back to your normal life. You can get back to doing the things you love to do without pain interrupting your day.
Can Be Used on a Variety of Conditions
Trigger-point injections can help to treat many different health conditions in addition to neck and back pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ), fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica, and even sports injuries.
Works Well Alongside Other Pain Management Therapies
Trigger-point injections work especially well when used in conjunction with other pain management therapies, such as massage therapy and physical therapy. Trigger points often develop as a result of stress, poor ergonomics, or inactivity, and this injection therapy can provide immediate and ongoing relief from pain in the targeted area while other treatments address the underlying cause.
Get Relief from Trigger-Point Pain Now
Our pain specialists at Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers are here to help you achieve lasting relief from your pain symptoms, whether they are due to muscle tightness or another underlying cause. We offer a wide range of pain management therapies, and you can trust that we will prescribe the pain treatment that will provide the most effective results.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate physicians, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at the Delaware Back Pain clinic near you or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. It is our mission to not let another day go by without you experiencing great relief from pain.