Trigger points are tiny knots in the myofascial tissue that covers your muscles. Active trigger points can cause a substantial amount of pain and discomfort. They may be tender and painful to the touch, or they may cause referred pain, a type of pain that’s felt far from the trigger point itself. Trigger point pain is often described as a kind of regional, persistent pain that spreads or radiates. Myofascial trigger points may develop after acute muscle trauma or a series of repeated traumas. They also develop if you don’t get enough exercise or if you’ve been inactive for a long time. Sleep disorders, poor posture, and nutritional deficiencies also lead to the formation of painful trigger points.
Localized trigger point pain can spread to nearby areas, causing wider discomfort and, ultimately, diminishing your range of motion in the entire region. Because trigger points can weaken the muscles that they affect, unaffected muscles are forced to work harder to compensate for this weakness.
Trigger points can cause:
Although prescription muscle relaxers are the traditional route for treating myofascial trigger point pain, they provide a temporary solution and come with the risk of side effects. In keeping with their commitment to safe, natural, and effective solutions that address the root of the problem, the physicians at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic offer trigger point injections to help relieve severe trigger point pain safely and permanently. This quick, in-office procedure starts with a comprehensive examination to determine the locations and magnitude of your trigger points. During the procedure, you can expect the following:
Most patients experience immediate pain relief following trigger point injection therapy. Afterward, it’s important to keep your muscles active by performing the recommended exercises and stretches.
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