Are you suffering from reoccurring pain? Do you find yourself limping as you age? Life Health Medical Center provides trigger point injections as they aid in the rehabilitation program and help your body get back to full strength faster. Using trigger point injections is the best way to reset the nerve response time and allows it to heal properly. Patients suffering from chronic muscular pain are those that often see benefits from using trigger point injections. Additional pain can start to develop gradually as you compensate for non-use of the muscle.
How do Trigger Point Injections Work?
Trigger points use small filament needles to numb and relax the muscle sites causing pain. By working on the areas that are causing pain, patients are able to stretch the muscles more effectively. Correct movement of the muscle helps to restore range of motion and makes it easier for patients to perform physical activities. The injections help to increase blood flow through the muscle, which delivers nutrients to the muscle and assists in the healing process. If the muscle has inflammation, we can do joint injections, which include steroid to help reduce the inflammation.
It is important to understand that trigger point injections are normally used as part of a larger treatment program. The injections may not be able to completely alleviate all of the pain. We highly recommend sticking with the personalized program we have created to help you find pain relief. With each set of trigger point injections, you will be able to see improvements.
What to Expect
The term trigger point injection can scare many people. Dr. Wood is trained in trigger point injections and uses the latest methods to ensure correct treatment. When you come into our Salt Lake office, you can expect to lie down or be sitting during the procedure. Dr. Wood will discuss the procedure and will begin with cleansing the area with antiseptic before gently inserting the needle into the muscle site. Most patients experience slight discomfort from the muscle as it contracts and releases. The entire procedure can last just a few minutes based on the area that needs to be treated.