The Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Written By Anthony Chiropractic and Massage on June 5, 2018

Injections for pain are typically given at designated spots to spread throughout the body. However, trigger point injections focus on the area where you're having pain. 

Our chiropractors at Anthony Medical & Chiropractic, serving Temple, Texas and the surrounding region, uses trigger point therapies because they immediately relieve pain. 

What Are Trigger Point Injections? 

Trigger point injections treat pain using saline or a local anesthetic and possibly a corticosteroid administered in one injection. 

The practitioner first evaluates where tight areas are in your body to determine where you're experiencing pain. Next, they will find where you have knotted muscles or tight spots manually. Finally, the solution is injected into the sore areas. 

You start experiencing pain relief right away - but generally will need more than one session to fully feel the effects and have long-term results.   

What Are the Benefits of Trigger Point Injections?

First and foremost, the injections target the areas where your muscles are tight. By relieving pain and swelling, it not only relieves the muscle pain, but it also reduces the amount of pressure the muscles puts on the nerves. This helps in long-term pain reduction.

The time it takes for the specialist to find the tight areas and administer the injection is only a few minutes, meaning trigger point injections don't require an extensive time commitment. 

The injections provide both muscular and myofascial release. In other words, the injection targets the main concerns of your pain. Basically, the treatment forces your muscles and tissue to relax where the practitioner injected the solution. 

It's possible for a practitioner to stimulate more than one trigger point at a time. This process is effective at treating pain in the neck, back, and extremities - making it a versatile option. Trigger point injections are even beneficial to patients who have carpal tunnel because of repetitive stress from typing. 

Schedule an appointment with Anthony Medical & Chiropractic in Temple, Texas by using theonline form or calling 254-899-2225 to experience the power of trigger point injections on your musculoskeletal pain. 


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