Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are adhesions in the soft tissue of the body. These adhesions create tension and pulling in our structure and have the effect to “pull” the body out of alignment. Trigger points also have decreased circulation to them, which is one of the reasons they can’t heal themselves. Lack of circulation creates toxins and increased nerve sensitivity that can range from an ache to extremely sharp pain. You may experience:
- Headaches that seem to pull from the neck up to the head
- Severe unrelenting pain
- Limited range of motion of joints
- Pain in the back of the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
- Pain in the low back spreading into the buttocks
- A deep ache in the muscle
Trigger point injections have been used extensively for the relief of muscular & nerve pain resulting from trigger points. Treatments can help with many types of muscle or nerve conditions, including:
- Sciatic pain
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
- Mid back pain
- Upper back pain
- Pain between ribs
- Neck pain
- Pain down the arms
This treatment is administered several times over the course of 4-12 weeks. To maximize results, injections should be combined with other alternative treatment methods such as chiropractic care and physical therapy. Trigger point injections have been used for decades as a natural alternative to other toxic injections commonly used to relieve pain. It is effective for patients in treating chronic pain and allowing patients a return to their regular activities.
As part of our new integrated complementary and alternative medicine model, we offer all-natural trigger point injections using Lidocaine to treat conditions like muscular pain syndromes arising from trigger points, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, chronic neck and low back pain. The patient experiences with these natural trigger point injections have been wonderful.
Want to learn more about how our trigger point injections service at American Physical Therapy may be able to help you overcome pain and injuries? Please give us a call today to schedule your free consultation!