Injections are typically done into myper tender areas in muscles with a local anesthetic and steroid. This reduces the neuromuscular focus of pain and spasm. Manipulation therapy and exercise are then more successful.
People who suffer from chronic pain may find fast relief with trigger point injections (TPI). Trigger point injections are an effective form of pain management and are known to be especially helpful in treating painful areas in the muscles that are referred to as knots, or trigger points. These knots of muscles or fascia form when the muscles do not relax properly and are often very painful. In many cases the knots can be felt under the skin. When this occurs, trigger points can cause irritation to the surrounding nerves and cause pain that can be felt in other areas of the body known as referred pain.
Trigger point injections are a successful pain management tool that can be used to treat muscle groups of the arms, neck, upper back, shoulders, lower back, legs and neck. Trigger point injections are also an effective solution for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, tension headaches, migraine headaches, and tension caused from physical or mental stress.