Trigger Point Injections Greenville, SC
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger Point Injections Greenville, SC – Not all trigger points require injections. Most candidates for trigger point injections have attempted physical therapy and/or medications but have not found relief from these therapies. However, for chronic trigger points, trigger point injections are an effective treatment that can greatly reduce chronic pain.
During a trigger point injection, one of our medical professionals uses a small needle to insert a local anesthetic or steroid into the patient’s trigger point. This procedure, which does not require x-ray or ultrasound guidance, takes ten to fifth teen minutes and is performed in-office at The Saltz Medical Spa in Greenville, South Carolina. While each patient is different, trigger point injections could provide pain relief for weeks to even months at a time.
Trigger point injections are extremely safe. You might feel some injection site tenderness as the local anesthetic wears off. It may take a few days for the anti-inflammatory action of the medicine to start to take effect. The main benefit of the trigger point injection is to loosen muscle groups, thereby improving your progress in a physical rehabilitation program. Thus, trigger point injections have direct pain management benefits as wells as indirect benefits.
A trigger point injection delivers a mixture of medications to reduce inflammation. The injection relaxes the muscle, which improves blood flow and promotes healing. If you have more than one trigger point, you may have different muscles injected during the same treatment session. The injection is well tolerated because a local anesthetic is applied to the skin to numb any pain.
To treat a muscle that has knots or trigger points that do not relax, our doctor can inject a local anesthetic, and in some cases cortisone, into the muscle. These injections can provide long-lasting pain relief in many types of myofascial pain.
Trigger point injections are very tolerable and will very likely lead to a significant reduction in pain. Our many patients have responded well to this therapy and give it good reviews.
Preparation for a Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Injections Greenville, SC – A Trigger Point Injection usually takes only a few minutes at The Saltz Medical Spa in Greenville, South Carolina. Your pain management physician here will insert a tiny needle into your muscle’s trigger point. With the injection, the muscle relaxes, eliminating the pain you feel.
It is important to note that you can have several muscle sites treated in the same visit. You may need several office visits to achieve lasting relief, though. Nonetheless, the caring staff here at The Saltz Medical Spa will be with you every step of the way. We understand that chronic pain is a nightmare, so we will do everything we can to help you relax and get some relief. Call 864.990.4189 or book an appointment online today!