Trigger Point Injections Can Help You Manage Pain

Pain can be debilitating if not managed correctly. For many, it’s not a question of “if” you’re going to be in pain today, it’s more a question of “how much” pain are you going to be in today? If this is a question you continue to ask yourself, there may be a solution: Trigger Point Injections (TPIs).

trigger point in the neck

Trigger Point Injections are used for specific muscles that are causing pain. These trigger points can appear as knots underneath the skin or as areas of spasm within the muscles which remain contracted and can be very painful. They can have far-reaching neurological implications and can actually end up causing “referred pain” in a separate part of the body. Trigger point injections are designed to relax the muscular trigger points and reduce the accompanying pain. The injections may include: steroids, local anesthetics, and B12. The injections typically only last a few minute and can be painful, but relief is often immediate. If you’re intolerant or allergic to any of the drugs that are injected, dry-needling can be used to help relieve the pain as well.

"It has been successful for those who have not been able to find relief through other treatments. "

TPI is normally associated with the muscles in the lower back and neck, but can be used on most muscles in the body. It can also be utilized for treatment of tension headaches as well as fibromyalgia pain. An incredible benefit of Trigger Point injections is the pain-relief success found for those who have not been able to find relief through other treatments. So if pain continues to be a question you have to ask yourself about every day, then this may be your answer.