About 23 million persons, or 10 percent of the U.S. population, have one or more chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, often caused by trigger points. Trigger points in the neck and arms can cause chronic pain in the lower back and legs and vice versa. When knots from tight muscles can be felt under the skin, trigger points in the surrounding area can irritate nerves to cause referred pain, felt in another part of the body. These trigger points are areas of inflammation or spasm in the body.
Trigger point Injections (TPI) can help relieve this pain with a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid. A small needle is inserted into the trigger point to release the medicine so the pain can be alleviated. Usually a brief treatment will stop pain for a sustained amount of time if several parts of the body are injected in one visit.
These injections have been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for inactivating trigger points in the body and alleviating symptoms of chronic pain. If you, a friend, or family member suffers from chronic pain, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.