Trigger Point Injections

What are TP Injections? How do they work?

These injections of medication treat hyperirritable skeletal muscles that cause persistent pain and decrease a patient’s mobility. Your physician will select an appropriate blend of medications to inject in the problem muscle, which will relieve muscle spasm and tension.

Benefits from an SCS

These injections can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as tension headaches and fibromyalgia. Most patients will only need one injection, however those with chronic conditions may need continued injections.

When will I see results?

Relief should be immediate, however lingering soreness is often reported.

Process

Lying comfortably to encourage muscle relaxation, the area is sterilized and your doctor will palpitate the area to isolate the trigger point, and then the injection given. You may be given instructions on how to care for muscle soreness and movements to avoid if applicable.

Risk Factors

There is a risk of complication with any medical procedure. Take time to discuss treatment options and any questions you may have with your physician, before agreeing with a procedure.