Whether you’ve been diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome or have a different painful muscle condition that you believe might benefit from trigger point injections, our doctors can help.
This minimally invasive treatment is 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. Myofascial pain syndrome symptoms 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 several 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 can cause extra strain on the muscle when done repeatedly. Trigger points can also cause tension headaches.
What are Trigger Point Injections Made Of?
The trigger point injection preparation offered by our doctors is made of lidocaine. In the injections, lidocaine delivers a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. This helps to relax the muscle and attracts blood flow and fluids into the trigger point area, 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.
If you are in need of trigger point injections in Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Longwood, or any city in Orange County, 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 pain free again.