Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections Specialist in Frisco, TX and Denton, TX

Are you dealing with Myofascial pain with trigger points? Contact us today to learn about trigger point injections offered by Pain Specialists of Frisco in Frisco, TX or Denton, TX that can help you with all these health issues.

Are you dealing with trigger points that are causing muscle pain, headaches, and other issues. Contact us today to learn about trigger point injections offered by Pain Specialists of Frisco in Frisco, TX or Denton, TX that can help you with all these health issues.

Trigger Point Injections Specialist in Frisco, TX and Denton, TX
Trigger Point Injections Specialist in Frisco, TX and Denton, TX

Table of Contents:

What are trigger point injections?
Am I a candidate for trigger point injections?
What medicine is used in a trigger point injection?
Are trigger point injections the same as nerve blocks?
How do trigger point injections provide relief?

What are trigger point injections?


These knots of muscle can often be felt under the skin, this is where trigger point injections come into effect. These “trigger points” that are found in the body irritate the nerves surrounding them and often cause pain to the individual or pain can be felt in other areas of the body.

Trigger point injections are done through a set of needles that are inserted through the skin and into the trigger points that are causing pain and issues. Our physicians do this to deliver an anesthetic solution which is found within the needles that are inserted directly into the trigger point causing pain, this forces that trigger point to finally relax.

Am I a candidate for trigger point injections?


Any individual who may be suffering from trigger points will benefit from trigger point injections. If you are dealing with the following, you are considered a good candidate for trigger point injections; however, it is best to always consult one of our physicians first beforehand if you are still not fully sure.

• Individuals who are experiencing severe muscle spasms
• Individuals who have previously experienced some sort of trauma to the area that is in pain or being affected
• Individuals who have a history of tension headaches and chronic muscle tension

If you are experiencing any pain or tension within a specific area, trigger point injections may work for you.

What medicine is used in a trigger point injection?


Trigger point injections are filled with an anesthetic, often they are filled with lidocaine or bupivacaine, this is often a mixture of anesthetics, or it can be a stand-alone anesthetic like corticosteroid. These trigger point injections are offered with anesthetics as a pain management treatment.

Are trigger point injections the same as nerve blocks?


Trigger point injections and nerve block injections are similar as they are both injections that are able to provide pain relief to the patient. Nerve block injections are able to target a specific group of nerves and this is done by numbing and deactivating the pain signals that are coming through the nerves, this particular technique helps to decrease the inflammation and offer more control to the painful sensations.

When doing nerve block injections, our providers use x-rays during the treatment to help avoid any incidents or accidental issues like hitting bones with needles, this is why nerve block injections can take around five to fifteen minutes to complete and can use anywhere of up to six needles during one session.

How do trigger point injections provide relief?


Our trigger point injection treatments provide immediate pain relief and can even help to improve the patient’s range of motion that may be suffering from chronic muscle pain.

Trigger point injections are able to help with pain, these injections affect everyone differently, while some may experience mild relief immediately and then notice extreme pain relief days or even weeks later, while others notice full pain relief immediately.

Trigger point injections offer pain relief that is often caused by certain conditions which are affected from the musculoskeletal as well as the nervous system which includes some of the following:

We serve patients from Frisco TX, Denton TX, Little Elm TX, Celina TX, The Colony TX, Prosper TX, McKinney TX, Plano TX, Allen TX, and the North Dallas Metro area.

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