Trigger point injections are a medical procedure performed by ASCPM practitioners to alleviate muscle pain and discomfort. When muscles develop knots or tightness, known as trigger points, they can cause localized pain and even radiating pain in other areas of the body.

Procedure Details

During a trigger point injection, a practitioner utilizes a small needle to deliver a mixture of numbing medication and sometimes a corticosteroid directly into the trigger point. The numbing medication offers immediate pain relief. The corticosteroid helps reduce inflammation and provide longer-lasting relief. The injection is often administered at the specific site of the trigger point or along the muscle fibers.

Effects and Benefits

The effects of trigger point injections can vary, but they often help relax the muscle, reduce pain, and improve mobility. By targeting trigger points directly, these injections provide targeted relief and promote muscle relaxation, enhancing overall comfort and functionality.

Consultation and Consideration

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if trigger point injections are suitable for managing your specific muscle pain condition. They can provide comprehensive information about the procedure and its potential benefits tailored to your individual situation. Seeking guidance from a medical expert ensures that you receive personalized care and optimal outcomes from the treatment.