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How Trigger Point Injections Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition that can impact a person’s quality of life. While there are various treatment options available, trigger point injections have emerged as a promising alternative for relieving chronic pain.

What Are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are areas of muscle tissue that are hypersensitive and painful when compressed or touched. These points can develop because of muscle overuse, injury, or chronic muscle tension.

Trigger points can cause referred pain, which is pain felt in another part of the body that is not the site of the trigger point.

Conditions Treated with Trigger Point Injections

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sciatica

How Do Trigger Point Injections Work?

Trigger point injections involve the injection of a local anesthetic into the trigger point to alleviate pain and muscle tension. The injections can provide both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. Diagnostic benefits include identifying the exact location of the pain while therapeutic benefits include pain relief and improved range of motion.

Trigger point injections work by interrupting the pain cycle. The injection of a local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief by numbing the area around the trigger point. It can provide long-term relief by reducing inflammation and swelling around the trigger point.

Benefits of trigger point injections include:

  • Immediate Pain Relief
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Long-term Relief
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Reduced Need for Medication
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Few Side Effects

Trigger point injections are a safe and effective treatment option for chronic pain relief. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce the need for medication and improve a person’s quality of life.

If you are experiencing pain, call New Hampshire Regenerative Center today at (603) 945-1945 to see if trigger point injections may be right for you.

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