Trigger Point Injections in
Trigger Point Injections for neck pain, back pain, & muscle pain
Trigger points occur when the muscle fibers in a particular spot become hyper-irritated, producing acute pain in a very specific location. A muscle knot can develop when muscle fibers are torn in either a single injury or as the result of repeated small traumas such as often occurs with repetitive stress injuries. The damage to the muscle fibers results in extra stress being put on the muscle, manifesting as pain.
People may experience knots in different ways. A trigger point may show up as muscular or skeletal pain, or a patient may experience symptoms, such as a migraine or other condition.
Along with massage techniques and other physical therapy options, an effective method of managing the pain that stems from the knotted musculature is with trigger point injections. The injection procedure is quick and can provide long-lasting sustained relief.
Conditions Treated with Trigger Point Injections
We are skilled in treating a wide range of conditions using trigger point injections including:
- Automobile injuries
- On-the-job injuries
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive use injuries
- Tension headaches
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
At Icon Medical Centers, we specialize in pain relief. Our highly trained injury doctors and therapists understand different types of pain, whether from a condition like arthritis or an injury from a car or work accident. We’ll work hard to diagnose the root cause of your pain and then create a customized treatment plan to relieve your pain and help you regain your life. We can help you get the pain relief you need and deserve.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
The first step in providing relief from muscle knots is to identify the trigger point itself. You may already have a good idea of where it is since the trigger point often manifests as a lump or a knot in the muscle fiber. Often, the pain caused by the knotted muscle is felt in the same area, but it is possible for it to create pain that is felt in a completely different part of the body.
Once the muscle has been identified, our accident doctor will use a small needle to deliver a dose of anesthetic medication directly to the affected muscle. The injection may also contain a dose of a corticosteroid (a steroid medication), which helps to decrease swelling in the area. The injection process is fast, taking only minutes, and we can provide multiple injections to treat multiple muscle areas if necessary.
While the medications can help treat the pain, it’s primarily the action of the needle during the injection that causes the changes in the tissues that surround the muscles.
What to Expect After a Trigger Point Injection
Once the patient receive the injection, they should be able to resume their daily activities as usual. The pain management doctor that administered the injection may recommend stretches, exercises, or rest to help minimize your pain and restore the musculature as needed. Your accident doctor will also advise you of the symptoms to watch for, which may indicate any complications.
Trigger Point Injections Frequency
Every patient is different and some may feel total relief within a few days of receiving the injection, while others may not feel any relief at all. Likewise, the duration of relief also varies from person to person.
The relief provided by the injection can last for weeks and even months. It may be necessary to repeat the injection technique in the future, and we will discuss this with you. Your accident injury doctor will also inform you of what to expect after a trigger point injection, including any possible trigger point injection side effects.
Trigger Point Injection Doctors in Miami at Icon Medical Centers
Icon Medical Centers has several different specialists that are licensed and specially trained to provide trigger point injections to our patients that need it. Our pain management and rehabilitative medicine specialist or a board-certified neurosurgeon can provide trigger point therapy if the patient does not seem to respond to other treatments. Call our Miami pain management clinic today to schedule your initial consultation with us!
Trigger Point Injections at Our Pain Management Clinic in Hollywood, FL
Our Hollywood pain management center has the skilled medical professionals that are highly experienced in administering trigger point injections to those who suffer from chronic pain after an accident or sports-related injury.
To learn more about trigger point injections cost and procedure, call Icon Medical Centers today to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled medical specialists.
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