What are Trigger Point Injections?
A trigger point is an injured part of the muscle such as a knot, pressure point, or tender area. This pain can be found in any muscle in the body, however is commonly found in the neck, shoulder, or back. Trigger point treatment involves the injection of local anesthetic into the site of the pain.
- An outpatient procedure.
- The patient will sit or lay down to allow the physician to access the area of pain.
- Antiseptic will be applied to injection site.
- A small dose of local anesthetic is injected into the muscle.
- The injection site is then bandaged.
- Knots under the skin
- Sharp pain
- Dull Ache
- Low risk procedure
- Possible infection at injection site
- Minimal bleeding
- Very low risk of lung puncture or pleura
- Increase of pain
- Failure to alleviate pain
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a condition that causes trigger points or sensitive spots within the muscle.
Fibromyalgia is widespread, chronic pain that is often unpredictable.
Chronic Pain Syndrome is a condition of long-term pain due to injury or trauma.