Relieve Pain with Trigger Point Therapy

trigger-point_2016Chronic pain due to pressure on sensitive points in your muscles can be safely treated with trigger point therapy. These sensitive points, commonly called “trigger points,” are hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle typically caused by acute or chronic muscle overload or direct trauma to the region. These pain-causing trigger points can appear in many myofascial structures, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and scar tissue.

When present in muscles, trigger points often cause pain and weakness in the associated structures. They actually act like knots in your muscles, preventing your body parts from relaxing properly. Since the associated pain follows specific patterns through nerve pathways that can be readily mapped, the factors causing your pain can be identified and treated effectively with trigger point therapy.

The Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point injection therapy is a treatment used to relieve the pain and stiffness caused by trigger points in your muscles. Special injections containing anesthetics are put directly into each trigger point to “shut them down” and provide quick, lasting relief from pain.

Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy include:

• Quick and painless recovery
• Instant pain relief
• Treatment by our medical doctors and nurse practitioners
• Improved health and quality of life

Additional Therapy to Enhance Pain Relief

To enhance the positive effects of trigger point therapy, doctors also recommend physical therapy before or after your injections, depending on each individual case. Stretching of the muscles enhances the effects of trigger point injections and helps you maintain your good health and quality of life.

Contact Roach Family Wellness today to schedule a free consultation and get started with trigger point therapy.