Trigger points are areas of chronic pain that originate where your muscle connects to the bone. The pain may be worse when you press on one of these trigger points. Texas Pain Institute offers trigger point injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are the administration of medication to reduce inflammation and alleviate chronic pain that occurs within the connective tissue of the body. The trigger points are typically indications of overuse or strain.
What are the Benefits of Trigger Point Injections?
Having pain at the point where connective tissue attaches muscle to bone is typically an indication of trauma. These types of injuries require rest, and possibly physical therapy, to heal. Chronic pain may interfere with your ability to follow through on the treatment plan that is outlined by your primary or specialty physician. Trigger point injections reduce the inflammation that may not respond to medications or rest.
Am I a Candidate for Trigger Point Injections?
If you notice pain when you press on the area where your muscle connects to bone, or if you experience pain in these areas throughout your day, you may be a good candidate for our trigger point injections. We will review your medical history, including the diagnosis, to determine if trigger point injections are the best interventional pain therapy for you.
How are Trigger Point Injections Performed?
The medication that we use for the trigger point injections contains steroid to reduce inflammation. The medication may also contain a local anesthesia to numb the area for some short-term relief. Multiple injections are made in the muscle and connective tissue.
What is the Recovery Like After Trigger Point Injections?
You do not need to limit your activities after trigger point injections beyond what has been recommended in your primary treatment plan. The local anesthesia may stop working within a few hours, and the pain may return. Steroid medications take a few days to start reducing inflammation, and the full results may take two to three weeks.
What is the Prognosis After Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are not considered a permanent solution for your pain. Rather, the injections are intended to provide a few months of relief so that the injury can heal and you can fully engage in your primary treatment plan that is outlined by your physician or specialist.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer trigger point injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.