Trigger points occur when muscles in the body become knotted or tight. These knots can form when muscles are overworked or injured and are typically found in the shoulders, neck, and back. When pressure is applied to these knots, they can cause pain in other areas of the body.
Trigger point injections work by injecting a small amount of anesthetic into the trigger point. This numbs the area and relaxes the muscle, relieving pain. One of the most common areas to get trigger points is in the back.
This procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete. It’s normal to feel some pain and tenderness at the injection site for a few days after the procedure.
After a trigger point injection, you should be able to actively use the affected muscle. However, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for at least a few days following the procedure.
Alliance Orthopedics is committed to helping you find relief from your pain. If you are suffering from trigger points, our team will evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan to help you find relief. From electrical stimulation to trigger point injections, we have the experience and expertise to help you get better faster.