Trigger Point Injections
How Are Trigger Point Injections Performed?
- Trigger points typically manifest as tight muscle bands that can refer pain to other regions of the body. They are usually managed with physical therapy, stretching, and aerobic conditioning and sometimes with injections. These injections do not require any pre-procedural preparation. Trigger point injections are performed in our offices without x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy). A needling technique accompanied by medication (local anesthetic with or without steroids) is performed directly into the muscle or around the tendon or ligaments. The injection may reduce inflammation and tightness in the specific area and therefore reduce your pain.