Trigger Point Injections – BZ Pain

Trigger Point Injections

back pain management

Trigger point injections treat knots formed by tense muscles, or “trigger points.” These trigger points can be very painful, physically felt under your skin, and tend to twitch when touched. These knots can irritate the nerves around them, causing pain in other parts of your body.

Do you need Trigger Point Injections?

The main muscle groups that trigger point injections are usually used on are in the:

Lower back
Arms
Legs
Neck

You may also be a candidate for trigger point injections if you suffer from chronic tension headaches. Patients with Myofascial Pain Disorder that have been unsuccessful with other treatments might also benefit from trigger point injections.

Trigger Point Injections Procedure

Trigger Point Injection Therapy is a mild procedure that is quick and minimally invasive. A pain management doctor administers the injection without the patient needing to be sedated. We inject the area with a local anesthetic in addition to a steroid if necessary. The medication will help reduce the pain at the trigger point.

How long do Trigger Point Injections last?

The trigger point injection’s primary purpose is to reduce the pain from trigger points enough so that the patient can perform daily activities and participate in any other therapy they may need. Different patients will react differently to the medication.

The local anesthetic used will leave the area numb for a few hours. If a steroid is used, it will generally remain in the muscle tissue for around a month.

It is best to come in and allow our pain management specialists to examine your pain to better understand whether trigger point injections are viable options.