Trigger Point Injections
Our primary care physicians offer trigger point injections to relieve pain caused by trigger points in tightened muscles.
These injections address pain by introducing anesthetic directly into these areas known as trigger points. Many patients report experiencing immediate pain relief and improved range of motion after they receive the injection.
Trigger point injections are used to relieve pain due to the following:
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Injury or trauma to a muscle
- Injury caused by stress
Do you have a stubborn muscle knot slowing your daily activities?
Call (281) 302-5121 to learn about our trigger point injections
What are Trigger Points?
A trigger point is an area of tightened muscle. These areas usually create a nodule that can be felt under the skin. When pushed on, these nodules (known as trigger points) can cause pain that radiates. Trigger points are most commonly located in the neck, shoulder, and back.
Trigger point symptoms may include:
- Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
- Knot or a firm nodule you can feel within the muscle
- Radiating pain that travels when pressed on
- A tender area in the muscle
When Do Patients Need a Trigger Point Injection?
Patients can benefit from a trigger point injection when a trigger point is identified as the culprit for causing pain. Our Sugar Land doctors often suggest these injections when the trigger point causes pain to radiate and travel to other parts of the body.
Those who seek this treatment often suffer from painful trigger points for a long time and cannot find other relief methods. Patients with conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome can also find relief after the injections.
In addition, to receive optimal primary care, pain relief, trigger point injections require maintenance. Our doctors will provide you with the recommended maintenance schedule best for your unique needs.
If you are suffering pain from a stubborn trigger point and are interested in trigger point injections in Sugar Land, Texas, or surrounding areas, call (281) 302-5121 today. We will assess you and provide you with a pain relief plan best fits your needs.