Plantation Health and Wellness uses trigger point injections to help patients from in and around Plantation, Florida suffering from tight and achy muscles. The trigger point therapy technique eases stiffness and pain. If you’re interested in trigger point injections, call or schedule an appointment online with the highly skilled team at Plantation Health and Wellness.
What are trigger point injections?
Trigger point injections are a form of pain relief treatment based on trigger point therapy. The treatment involves an injection of an anti-inflammatory compound, combined with an anesthetic, to break up the small bits of scar tissue that build up in the muscles and cause chronic stiffness and pain. The injection of this fluid helps to relax the muscle and stimulates the body’s natural healing response even in the smallest dosage.
Trigger point injections help people suffering from chronic pain and stiffness in the neck and back. Patients find relief following a massage or chiropractic adjustment, but often tightness and stiff muscles can return within a few days. This is because the massage or other treatment simply relieved the symptoms without addressing the cause. When chiropractic adjustments are combined with trigger point injections, they help to relieve pain and address the underlying cause of it.
Do trigger point injections hurt?
Trigger point injections are performed with a very fine needle and a small amount of lidocaine, which offers relief from the minor pinch associated with injections. Most of the patients at Plantation Health and Wellness report little to no discomfort during their trigger point treatments. Because the purpose of the injections are to break down scar tissue and relieve tightness within the muscle, there may be some tenderness in the days following treatment as the muscles heal and the knots break down.
Will additional treatment be necessary?
In most cases, patients who receive trigger point injections also benefit from getting additional treatments such as postural correction, massage, or physical rehabilitation. A combination of treatments, tailored to fit each patient’s needs, addresses the pain and retrains the muscle and spinal structure to stay in correct postural alignment. Usually, knots in the muscle are caused by poor posture from sitting at a desk all day, or staring down at a phone or tablet for long periods. If you suffer from a chronically stiff and sore neck or back, make an appointment with a provider at Plantation Health and Wellness.