Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Injections
Click on this video to learn about Trigger Point Injections (TPI). The video on the right shows how TPI is administered and how A Pattern Medical Clinic’s treatment options can help improve your quality of life.
What are Trigger Points?
Trigger Points (TP) also known as Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain.
They can often be found as palpable knots in the muscles of the neck, upper and lower back and are a common source of myofascial pain. Trigger points typically cause severe pain, sharp, and constant discomfort until the trigger points are worked out using a foam roller, massage therapy, or trigger point injection.
This syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs or hobbies or by stress-related muscle tension.
How do I know if I have Trigger Points?
While nearly everyone has experienced muscle tension pain, the discomfort associated with myofascial pain syndrome persists or worsens.
The only way to know for sure is to visit one of A Pattern Medical’s doctors. However, if you experience the following symptoms on a regular basis, you may have Trigger Points.
- Dull aching and tenderness.
- sharp shooting pain
- radiating pain
- Involuntary muscle contraction.
- Localized weakness and fatigue.
- Delayed muscle relaxation.
- Loss of sleep
What are the benefits of Trigger Point Injection treatments ?
Your personalized trigger point injection treatment plan is designed to help you improve your symptoms while minimizing pain and strain. To alleviate your trigger point symptoms, you’ll need a combination of treatments. Your treatment may alleviate you symptoms in the following ways:
- Helps muscles relax
- Stops muscle spasms
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Dissolves trigger points
- Improves chiropractic & rehab results
How do I know if I need Trigger Point Injections?
Treating Trigger Points requires a proper diagnosis since Trigger Points has so many causes. With the help of providers at A Pattern Medical in Ooltewah, Tennessee, you can get the Trigger Point Injections you need. Schedule your appointment online, or call the office today. Starting today, you can begin to get relief from trigger points through the caring team’s flexible scheduling.
Trigger point injection is used when a patient has a painful trigger point, especially when pain radiates from the trigger point to the surrounding area. Trigger point injections may be used as a treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. However, the trigger points commonly recur with chronic pain syndromes.