What are trigger point injections?
A trigger point injection is an injection of anesthetic and small amounts of steroids directly into a trigger point. This procedure is used for pain management.
Trigger points are “knots” in the muscle that are hypersensitive and produce pain.
Who can benefit from trigger point injections?
The practice of using trigger point injections to relieve pain is very common for those with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome. While these disorders are distinctly different, each characterizes chronic and widespread muscular pain, particularly at trigger points. The injections are also beneficial for individuals who have reoccurring tension headaches.