Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief
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.
A Burbank health care professional can perform the trigger point injection and assist with your pain management routine. The TPI procedure involves the insertion of a small needle that is filled with a local anesthetic , corticosteroid, or other natural solutions into the trigger point that has become agitated. The injection alleviates the pain and brings immediate relief to the patient. The ingredients of the injected solution will vary depending on the physician’s evaluation of your trigger point. A small treatment produces continued relief and is a very effective pain management solution. The procedure is fairly simple and is performed in your Burbank doctor’s office, just taking a few minutes to complete. A patient can have several pain sites injected in a single visit and even patients with medicine allergies can use the trigger point injection with the use of a dry-needle technique that involves no medications.
Osteopathic physicians who perform comprehensive pain management might also augment this procedure with other Osteopathic Manipulation therapies such as manual tissue release, adjustments, or prolotherapy.
PPO Insurances do cover this procedure if performed by an Osteopathic physician.