Trigger points are tough knots of muscle tissue that can cause ongoing pain and inflammation. At Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center, Amicia Bullard, PA, offers trigger point injections to help reduce swelling, improve mobility, and eliminate pain. To learn how this simple, yet effective treatment method can help you, contact the Wilsonville, Oregon, office today by calling or booking an appointment online.
Trigger points are areas of inflammation and spasm in the muscles. They usually develop in the upper back, behind the shoulders, and they can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, like neck pain, headaches, and tension.
A trigger point injection is a solution that contains anesthetic medication, corticosteroids, or both. When injected into the trigger point, it can relieve pain and reduce muscle spasms.
The process is a quick and straightforward procedure that finishes in the office. Usually, one treatment can provide results, but you might need more than one or a series of injections for recurring problems.
Trigger point injections can treat the pain associated with many chronic conditions, like fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. They are also helpful if you have a new or old injury, or if you have repetitive stress that’s causing inflammation in a specific area of your body.
You may find that trigger point injections offer best results when combined other types of pain relief therapy, such as medication, physical therapy, stretching, or heat and ice.
The injections can provide results like:
When left untreated, trigger points can cause pain that radiates from one area of the body into a different part. They can complicate other conditions like arthritis, too.
Unlike surgery, trigger point injections are minimally invasive. While you might experience some minor swelling or bruise at the injection site, there is virtually no recovery time.
When combined with other regenerative treatments, like stem cell therapy or PRP injections, trigger point injections can lead to faster recovery times and often immediate pain relief.
The Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center has extensive experience using trigger point injections to heal patients with a wide range of conditions. To see how this therapy can help you, book a personalized consultation today. Call to get started or click to schedule online now.