On the day of the injection, you will be positioned comfortably on an examination table. The area where the injection will take place is cleansed and sterilized.

Understanding Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are tight knots of muscle fibers that can cause localized pain and referred pain to other areas of the body. Trigger Point Injections are a minimally invasive procedure that involves the direct injection of medications, such as anesthetics and steroids, into these painful muscle knots. By doing so, the muscle is relaxed, blood circulation is improved, and pain is alleviated.

Procedure Overview

Initial Assessment

Before undergoing a Trigger Point Injection, our skilled medical team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and areas of pain. This evaluation helps us determine the most effective approach for your specific condition.

Preparation & Anesthesia

On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The injection site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and reduce the risk of infection. To minimize any discomfort during the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the skin and tissues around the trigger point.

Fluoroscopic Guidance

Using palpation or ultrasound guidance, the medical professional will locate the trigger point and carefully insert the needle into the affected muscle knot.

Medication Injection

Once the needle is accurately positioned, the medication mixture, which includes anesthetics and steroids, is injected directly into the trigger point. The medication helps relax the muscle and alleviate pain.

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections offer targeted relief by directly addressing the painful muscle knot, reducing pain and improving mobility.

Many patients experience immediate relief or a significant reduction in pain shortly after the injection.

By relaxing the muscle fibers, Trigger Point Injections can lead to enhanced movement and functionality in the affected area.

The procedure involves a small needle and typically has a short recovery period.

Recovery and Follow-Up

Following the injection, you may experience some mild soreness at the injection site. This is normal and should diminish within a few days. It’s essential to monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines, including recommendations for activities. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and the effectiveness of the Trigger Point Injection.