Trigger Point Injections
Tight or knotted muscles can cause acute or chronic pain, impacting your quality of life. If the muscle is relaxed, the pain can dissipate for relief. Our pain management experts at Medici Spine & Pain use many different treatment options to help our patients. One option to relieve muscle pain is trigger point injections, which are performed at our clinics located in the greater Atlanta area.
When muscles refuse to relax due to a primary or secondary condition, like an injury or nerve condition, there may be pain, both acute and chronic. This is most common in the back, neck, arms and legs. You may even be able to feel the hard knots in the muscle. These tightened muscles can limit mobility when they are located in the lower back or legs. Pain is often the main symptom with arm or neck muscles, resulting in tension headaches, neck or arm pain. Myofascial injuries/pain and conditions like fibromyalgia can respond favorably to trigger point injections that relax the targeted muscles.
Pain Relief with Targeted Muscle Injections
Trigger point injections are placed in muscles that are knotted and tight, allowing them to relax. The injections use a local anesthetic and steroid to help relax the muscle causing myofascial pain. The injection is delivered into the muscle. It is guided by sensation or imaging to accurately pinpoint the tightened area. Patients can experience immediate relief from pain with the local anesthetic and longer relief when the steroid begins working within a few days. Several injections may be needed, depending on the specific type of myofascial pain.
If you have targeted pain caused by knotted muscles from fibromyalgia, an injury or other issues, trigger point injections may be one treatment for pain relief. Contact Medici Spine & Pain today to schedule an evaluation to begin a comprehensive treatment plan to lessen your pain and improve your quality of life.