Why trigger point injections are used
Trigger point injections are used to treat chronic pain in the:
- Lower back
Chronic pain in the areas mentioned above is typically associated with:
- Poor posture
- Injury to the muscle
- Poor mechanics that lead to stress of the muscle
- Joint disorders
Trigger point injections are also used to treat pain associated with certain medical conditions, such as:
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Tension headaches
What to expect during a trigger point injection procedure
The injections only take a few minutes to perform. Depending on the location of pain, the pain specialist asks the patient to either sit or lie down. Next, he/she feels over the area of pain to locate the trigger point and administers the injection.
Benefits of trigger point injections
Trigger point injections provide pain relief to individuals who have been suffering from pain associated with trigger points and have not found relief using more conservative treatments, like pain medication or physical therapy.