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You Don't Have to Suffer From Tension Headaches: Trigger Point Injections Can Help

Are tension headaches keeping you from enjoying life? Luckily, there are techniques to leave you headache-free. At New Hampshire Regenerative Center, we take pride in providing effective treatments to many of our patients who are suffering from tension headaches. One of our most successful forms of treatment is called a trigger point injection.

What’s a tension headache?

To many patients’ surprise, tension headaches are actually the most common form of a headache. Tension headaches often feel like a dull tightness or pain in your neck, scalp, and head, and are often caused by tight or tense muscles in these regions. 

Often, tension headaches are brought on by some form of head injury, anxiety, stress, or depression. Some other triggers include:

What are the symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headaches differ from more serious forms of headaches, such as migraines, in the fact that they don’t cause symptoms like blurred vision or muscle weakness. They typically also don’t bring on nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or sensitivity to noise.

Common symptoms of tension headaches include:

What are trigger point injections?

A trigger point injection is a type of injection that is delivered directly into a trigger point (the area of your muscle that is very sensitive and causes pain and spasms) in order to relieve your symptoms.

What is involved in trigger point injections?

To start the procedure, one of our medical professionals will examine the specific areas in your head and neck that are causing you pain. This usually involves pressing and massaging different areas until the pinpoint location is found. Once the trigger point has been found, a small amount of local anesthetic, occasionally accompanied by a small amount of steroids, is injected to alleviate your pain.

Sometimes you may need more than one injection in different areas to completely alleviate your symptoms. The trigger point injection procedure is easily administered and quick, taking only a few minutes to complete.

If you’re suffering from tension headaches and are looking for relief, call us today or schedule an appointment online for a consultation. 

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