Trigger Point Therapy
Known to some as a “knot”, a trigger point is a specific area in the muscle that causes pain locally and at times
with a specific referral pattern. Finding a trigger point requires a skilled practitioner, who can palpate the ideal
spot for injection.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
A trigger point injection is a routine office procedure involving an injection (usually a local anesthetic or normal saline) at the trigger point (myofascial knot) site. The local anesthetic will numb the area, provided symptomatic pain relief, and decrease the muscle spasm.
As part of our Integrative Medicine approach, we also use Homeopathic injectables like Traumeel and Zeel for additional anti-inflammatory and healing benefits.
What do Trigger Point Injections Treat?
Tension Headaches, Migraines, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and TMJ. Patients can expect immediate pain relief and improved range of motion, flexibility and posture.
If you have pain, reduced range of motion, or any physical issue that’s preventing you from sleeping at night, exercising, or reaching your optimal performance, a trigger point injection might be for you.