Trigger Point Injections
- Trigger Point Injection Consultation – $99
- Trigger Point Injection (per area) – $139
- Trigger Point – 5 Injection Area Package – $556
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are a medical procedure used to alleviate muscle pain and tension. This treatment involves the injection of a small amount of local anesthetic and a steroid medication directly into a trigger point, which is a knot or tight band of muscle that is sensitive and painful when touched. The injection helps to relax the muscle and alleviate pain, allowing the patient to move more easily and perform physical therapy exercises with greater ease. Trigger point injections are commonly used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically takes only a few minutes to complete, with most patients experiencing significant relief within a few days of treatment.
How does it work?
Trigger point injections work by delivering a combination of local anesthetics and corticosteroids directly into the trigger point, which is a localized area of muscle that is tense and painful. The anesthetic numbs the area, which helps to alleviate pain and tension, while the corticosteroid medication helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. The injection also helps to break up the knot or tight band of muscle, allowing the muscle to relax and reducing the likelihood of further pain and tension. The procedure is typically quick and minimally invasive, and most patients experience significant relief from their symptoms within a few days of treatment.
Candidates for Trigger Point Injections
Individuals who experience muscle pain and tension due to conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches may be candidates for trigger point injections. Potential candidates should consult with our healthcare professional, available every Wednesday at Elan Skin.
How many trigger point injections will I need?
The number of injections needed varies depending on the individual and their specific condition. Some patients may only require one injection, while others may need several injections over the course of several weeks or months.
What can I expect during a trigger point injection procedure?
During the procedure, the healthcare provider will locate the trigger point using palpation techniques and clean the injection site with antiseptic. They will then insert a small needle into the trigger point and inject the anesthetic and corticosteroid medication. The entire procedure typically takes only a few minutes.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with trigger point injections?
While trigger point injections are generally considered safe, there are some risks and potential side effects. These can include bleeding, infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage, and a temporary increase in pain or swelling at the injection site. Patients should discuss these risks with our healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.
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