A trigger point injection is a treatment used to help alleviate areas of muscle that are in pain. Millions of Americans have knots of muscle – known as trigger points – which are created when muscles can’t relax. For many patients these knots are found across the shoulders, in the neck and lower back, and although they are often just the size of a quarter they cause a tremendous amount of discomfort.
Trigger points can also irritate the nerves surrounding them and cause pain that is felt in other parts of the body; this is known as a referred pain. Trigger points and referred pain may cause headaches, neck pain, tight shoulders and lower back pain. Over-the-counter medications may temporarily reduce this pain and massage may improve the trigger, but the symptoms often return.
If you want to eliminate neck and back pain and get rid of those nagging knots call 561-422-1819 today and ask our specialists about trigger point injections.