Muscle pain can be especially persistent, making it difficult to perform daily activities or relax comfortably. At Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, we offer trigger point injections to help patients find relief from various types of muscle pains and conditions. We offer this treatment to residents of Longwood, Ocoee and Orlando, FL.
What is a Trigger Point Injection?
A trigger point injection is a pain management technique that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into trigger points, or knots, in the muscles. A trigger point injection may be necessary when muscles are unable to relax. These muscles, which may be painful or feel tight when utilized, form knots that can often be felt from the skin’s surface. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers trigger point injections to help patients find relief from this pain and enjoy an improved range of motion.
What is a Trigger Point Injection Used to Treat?
The trigger point injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by stiff or tight muscles. This treatment is often used to treat fibromyalgia, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome and other muscular conditions that are causing back pain or neck pain. The trigger point injection soothes inflammation in the area while forcing the muscles to relax, providing long-lasting pain relief.
What Can I Expect from a Trigger Point Injection?
During the trigger point injection treatment, a small needle is inserted into the muscle where pain is originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication will be injected into the muscle. The local anesthetic will provide immediate pain relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your trigger point injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are experiencing muscle pain, contact us today to schedule your appointment for trigger point injections at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic. We welcome patients from Ocoee, Longwood, Orlando and the surrounding Florida areas.