Trigger Point Injections in Forth Worth, TX
Trigger Point Injections for Relief of Tight and Knotted Muscles Leading to Acute Pain
Trigger Point Injection Therapy in Fort Worth, TX: Trigger points are a sensitive area of the body where stimulation or irritation causes effects to other parts of the body. Trigger points are often caused by muscle injury, poor posture or from joint injuries as the surrounding muscle attempts to protect the injured joint.
Trigger point pain can vastly affect the overall quality of life. If the injury is not resolved, the spasmed muscles becomes deprived of blood and can increase the damage and injury over time. Trigger points can re-occur as the spasm causes pain, which in turn causes more spasms. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headaches, ringing in the ears, TMJ (pain in the jaw), decreased range of motion in the legs and low back pain.
Trigger Point Injections for Pain Therapy and Regenerated Tissue
Injection with local anesthetic has been found to be one of the more effective ways to inactivate trigger points and provide fast pain relief. Trigger points can be relieved by introducing a small needle into the center of the irritable muscle band and injecting a very small amount of local anesthetic.
The needle is thought to physically interrupt the muscle spasm, causing it to relax. The local anesthetic is also a pain killer which lessens any soreness after the injection is completed.
When You Feel Relief and How Often Injections are Needed
Pain relief from trigger point injections is often experienced immediately. Although each patient’s individual condition may dictate the number of therapies needed, we find that trigger points and their surrounding pain are typically resolved in 3-4 sessions.