Trigger Point Injections
Muscles function by contracting and relaxing. Occasionally, a small part of a muscle contracts but doesn't get the signal to relax. This muscle "knot" is known as a muscular trigger point. It can be extremely painful as that portion of muscle outstrips its oxygen and nutrient supply. When physical therapy and massage prove to be inadequate, trigger point injections can bring about pain relief. This involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic into the muscular trigger point. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medication is included. This in-office procedure can prove to be effective in treating persistent muscular trigger points.
What to Expect:
The procedure will be performed in the office with local anesthetic.
The procedure may take up to six weeks to take full effect.
- Your symptoms may feel worse in the first few days before it gets better.
- You will be able to immediately resume normal daily activities.