Trigger Point Injections
About Trigger Point Injections
Do you have chronic pain in your arms, legs, shoulders, back or neck? Do you suffer from chronic headaches or a pain syndrome like fibromyalgia? Then there’s a good chance you may have “trigger points,” hypersensitive, painful “knots” of muscle fibers that restrict movement and cause significant discomfort. These injections relieve chronic pain for better health and better mobility.
Trigger points (or “knotted” muscles) often irritate the tissues and nerves that surround them, resulting in referred pain that can radiate into the shoulders, back, arms and legs. Some trigger points can also cause chronic headaches, and they can also play a major role in pain syndromes like fibromyalgia and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Trigger Points and What The Injections Can Do To Heal
Trigger points form as a result of repetitive strain on a specific area of muscle tissue. Over time, recurring strain causes scar tissue or adhesions to form, making muscles stiffer and less mobile. Moving the muscle causes local pain and nerve irritation, which in turn can cause symptoms like numbness, tingling and pins-and-needles sensations, both at the site of the trigger point and anywhere along the pathway of the affected nerves.
Trigger point injections contain anesthetics and sometimes, corticosteroid medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in the muscles where the trigger points are located. Injections are made directly into the muscle tissue to “inactivate” the trigger point and provide immediate relief of pain.
Trigger point injections can be used to treat knots in many muscle groups, including muscles in the back, shoulders, neck, arms and legs. They can also be used to relieve tension headaches and to treat myofascial pain that contributes to chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.
A single trigger point injection often can provide immediate, meaningful relief for pain and other symptoms, but most patient need a short course of injections to keep pain at bay. Multiple trigger points can be treated in just one office visit.
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Maintain Your Weight Management
Trigger points can make many types of movement painful, plus they can cause affected muscles to become stiff and inflexible. As a result, people with chronic pain due to trigger points tend to be less active, making it harder to lose or maintain weight. Lack of activity also can contribute to feelings of anxiety, which in turn can lead to binge-eating or consuming unhealthy sugar or fat-laden “comfort” foods.
Treating trigger points can play an important role in medical weight loss programs by enabling patients to be more active and by preventing food cravings that can sabotage healthy eating.
Learn More About Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections can be very effective in relieving many types of chronic pain so you can lead a healthier, more comfortable life. To find out more about trigger point injections and whether they could be effective in helping you relieve painful symptoms, call Dr. Weight Loss of Atlanta at 770-330-4214 and schedule a free consultation today.
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