Whether you’ve been diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome, or you have a different painful muscle condition that you believe might benefit from trigger point injections, our doctors can help.
Our all-natural plant-based trigger point injections are one of several safe and effective pain relief options available to you at our clinic. We would be happy to help you learn more about this innovative treatment through a free consultation.
What is a Trigger Point?
Pressure on certain sensitive spots in the muscle can cause pain, often in parts of the body that are quite distant from the original source. This type of pain is known as “referred pain,” and the “trigger point” is the spot of origin in the muscle.
When this condition becomes chronic, it is known as myofascial pain syndrome. Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome commonly include trouble sleeping due to persistent deep, aching muscle pain that continues to worsen. The pain can feel like a knot—a small knot, or one quite large—in your muscle, and it doesn’t go away with rest or other care measures, such as applying heat and ice.
Trigger Points in the Back and Neck
While trigger points are found in all parts of the body and can affect the knee, shoulder, and other joints, they are most commonly found in the back and neck. The condition can be onset by a number of things, including repetitive motion, a sports injury, a car accident, or simple overuse of the muscle.
It is thought that people who are more prone to anxiety and stress may be more susceptible to developing muscle trigger points. The theory is that such people tend to clench their muscles, which when done repeatedly, can cause extra strain on the muscle. Trigger points can also cause tension headaches.
Trigger Point Injections
The trigger point injection preparation offered by our doctors is made of an all-natural plant-derived agent known as sarapin. Sarapin is extracted from a plant called pitcher. Pitcher grows in various areas throughout North America, and it is also used to treat urinary tract conditions and issues with constipation.
In trigger point injections, sarapin delivers a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Sarapin helps to relax the muscle and attracts blood flow and fluids into the area of the trigger point, providing pain relief.
Even in cases of fairly severe pain, the relief provided by a trigger point injection can last for weeks. During this window, our doctors often provide additional treatments to help ensure long-term recovery. We offer integrated and customized treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs.
To learn more about how we can relieve your pain with trigger point injections in Orlando, Lake Mary, Longwood, Winter Park or any nearby city in Central Florida, call our medical clinic today at (407) 774-6800 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will conduct a thorough evaluation and help design a plan to get you moving again.