Knots in the muscle can be tight, painful, and plentiful. If you experience these knots, called trigger points, then trigger point injections at Valley Spinal Care in Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, are an effective choice for treatment. Our chiropractors and the team perform trigger point injections to treat pain from fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, and other conditions. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest Valley Spinal Care office or book online today.
Trigger Point Injections Q&A
What are trigger point injections?
Trigger point injections are a treatment for pain that targets areas of tight muscle knots. Pain in the muscles can come with knots that you can feel, as well as radiating nerve irritation, tightness, and other features.
Trigger point injections help release the knot, which alleviates pain. The team at Valley Spinal Care can sometimes administer your trigger point injections with a small amount of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for immediate pain relief. However, the main result of trigger point injections comes from the release of the tight muscle.
If you get trigger point injections without lidocaine or another local anesthetic, it’s called dry needling. Dry needling alone can help with musculoskeletal pain from a number of different conditions.
Who can benefit from trigger point injections?
Trigger point injections are beneficial for people with several different conditions and disorders that cause pain throughout the body. They help release tension in the muscles of the low back, arms, legs, and other regions. You might benefit from trigger point injections if you have:
- Myofascial pain disorder
- Chronic tension headaches
- Chronic migraines
- Back pain
- Neck pain
The team at Valley Spinal Care helps you decide which treatments to include in your care plan after evaluating you and your medical history. They recommend trigger point injections in cases where pain has not responded well to other treatments or medications and often use them alongside other therapies.
How often should I get trigger point injections?
The Valley Spinal Care team helps you determine how often you should get trigger point injections to gain the most benefits. Every patient has unique needs, so your treatment plan is tailored accordingly.
If you get trigger point injections for a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, the team might advise you to schedule them whenever your symptoms flare up or get worse.
What should I expect after trigger point injections?
After you get trigger point injections at Valley Spinal Care, you might feel numbness around the trigger points for at least a few hours. You might also feel soreness. Certain stretches and exercises can help you recover after your trigger point injections by alleviating these side effects. You can expect to be back to your normal routine within 24 hours.
To explore the benefits of trigger point injections for your wellness and comfort, call Valley Spinal Care or book an appointment online today.