Trigger Point injections are intended to treat pain that radiates from a trigger point to a hypersensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue (fascia). Trigger Point injections are used to treat health conditions such as Myofascial Pain Disorder, Fibromyalgia or other severe pain syndromes.
What’s a trigger point injection? A trigger point injection (TPI) is an injection that is given straight into the trigger point for pain management. The injection may be an anesthetic such as Xylocaine, Marcaine, a combination of anesthetics, or a corticosteroid (cortisone medication) alone or mixed with lidocaine. In some cases, a needle by itself is inserted into the trigger point, and no is injected. This may be valuable and is knowned as as “dry needling.” With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is relieved.
Common questions regarding Trigger Point Injection:. What are the side effects associated with a Trigger Point injection? Am I a good candidate for this procedure? Is a Trigger Point injection better than using oral steroids or painkillers? How many Trigger Point injections will I need to get?
When is a trigger point injection used? Trigger point injection is used when a patient has a painful trigger point, especially when pain emits from the trigger point to the bordering location. Trigger point injections may be used as a treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. However, the trigger points frequently recur with chronic pain syndromes.
To schedule an appointment for diagnostic or therapeutic injections, call SpineOne in Denver, CO. Our back specialists offer the most recent in non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques to resolve your back pain. We’ll work very closely with you to customize a treatment plan that suits your unique needs.
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