What are Trigger Point Injections?
If you suffer from stabbing pain in your muscles, you could benefit from trigger point injections. Our integrated medicine doctor can tell you more. Dr. Scott Wagner, and his medical team at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine in Charlottesville, VA, offers comprehensive integrated medicine services, including trigger point injections, to help relieve pain.
What You Need To Know About Trigger Point Injections
The painful areas in your muscles are called trigger points. They can be caused by repetitive motion or an injury. Trigger point pain is more likely to happen if you are:
- In poor physical condition
- Experiencing chronic stress
- Sleeping poorly or not enough
- Not practicing good posture
- Deficient in vitamins and minerals
Some of the common signs and symptoms of trigger points include experiencing:
- Muscle weakness
- Pain when you touch an area in your muscle
- Pain that radiates to other areas
- Loss of flexibility and range of motion
Trigger point injections can help reduce or eliminate pain, restore flexibility and range of motion, and help get you moving again.
During a trigger point injection, our integrated medicine doctor will inject small amounts of anesthetic or saline solution into the trigger point. The doctor may also use ultrasound technology to help guide the medication into the proper area.
There is an important difference between trigger point injections and cortisone injections. Trigger point injections do not break down healthy tissue like cortisone can. Trigger point injections relieve muscle tension, tightness, and pressure caused by the trigger point. The muscle relaxes, which allows freedom of movement without pain.
Trigger point injections take only a few minutes and require no downtime, so you can easily incorporate them into your busy schedule. Our doctor may recommend combining trigger point injections with other therapies including massage, stretches, and manual adjustment to provide optimal therapeutic benefit.
Want To Know More?
To find out more about trigger point injections and how they can help relieve pain, talk with an expert-your integrated medicine doctor. Call Dr. Wagner and his medical team at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. You can reach the office by calling (434) 978-4888 so call today.