Trigger Point Injections
If you are experiencing muscle pain in your back, neck, arms, or legs, a trigger point injection may help to soothe your pain. Our doctor is highly skilled in minimally invasive, trigger point therapy for fast, effective all-natural pain relief. The team of professionals at our Illinois healthcare clinic will alleviate your tension or discomfort at its source.
What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger point injections are a viable solution for treating myofascial pain syndrome, a condition causing painful and tender areas in your muscles. You may be able to feel a trigger point under your skin, as a knot or band of tissue. Because the muscle no longer relaxes, this knot might twitch when touched. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around your muscles, causing referred pain, or pain felt in another part of the body.
Trigger point therapy involves injecting a small needle to deliver a natural pain relief compound directly into your myofascial trigger points. The anti-inflammatory injectable releases the knot and reduces your pain. Trigger point injections are especially helpful when muscle tension is aggravating an existing injury. Once the muscle is no longer an issue, your other injuries can heal.
Trigger Points in the Back and Neck
If you’ve injured or overused a specific muscle or group of muscles, multiple trigger points may have formed, causing pain and restricting mobility. Trigger point injections reduce muscle and fascia pain and muscle spasms to improve your range of motion and function. When you’re unable to move your neck or back, your personal and professional life are significantly disrupted.
Trigger point injections have several positive benefits including:
- Pain relief
- Loosening tight areas of muscle
- Increased energy
- Increased range of motion
Other conditions that can be treated using trigger point therapy are:
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- And more
Quite often, a brief course of treatment results in pain relief. Trigger point injections are a same-day, outpatient procedure administered in our clinic in a few minutes. Because the treatment is non-invasive and natural, multiple painful sites may be treated during one visit.
Although you can actively use your muscles after a trigger point injection, we recommend that you take a break from strenuous activity for a few days. You may experience temporary soreness or numbness at the injection site, but risks of complications from trigger point injections are quite low.
Are You a Good Candidate for Trigger Point Injections?
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic muscle pain, our trigger point therapy can help, especially when other treatments and pain medication haven't. Our state-of-the-art medical clinic provides a friendly and caring environment.
To learn more about how we can relieve your pain with trigger point injections in Charleston, Champaign, Mattoon, Effingham or any nearby city in Illinois, call us today at (215) 345-9600 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will listen to you and customize a treatment to suit your needs.