Over 86 Million Americans Suffer From Pain
If you are one of the more than 86 million people living in the U.S. who suffers from pain, you know that just waking up and contemplating getting out of bed in the morning can be a debilitating experience. Whether you suffer from pain in your neck, back, knees, elbows, shoulder, abdomen, pelvis or feet, you know firsthand that doing even the simplest things can be extremely difficult, even overwhelming.
Soft Tissue Injections
When your body is in a relaxed state, your muscles should feel supple and pliable. As you push on a resting muscle, you should feel it give way to the pressure and then release… the muscle should not feel like a rock or golf ball under the skin!
Muscles that are damaged or overworked can become so stressed that they actually lose the ability to relax. This continuous tightening and constant spasm of the muscle bands can form painful knots, also known as Trigger Points. Trigger Points feel like a bulge or lump under the skin, and result in pain in the immediate area, pain in surrounding areas, muscle weakness and limited mobility. Trigger Points most often develop in the neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back areas.
Our clinic understands how debilitating Trigger Points are, but we also know how successfully they can be healed with the right treatment. Unlike other muscle spasms, the tension associated with Trigger Points is not easily released through stretching, massage therapy or ultra sound treatments.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are used in releasing painful muscle spasms associated with individual muscles. Trigger point injections are used in very small doses. Many patients experience a substantial decrease in symptoms and an increase in the overall healing process. The following are two injections, we use for trigger points:
• Lidocaine is an injectable medication that can be used to numb a joint or treat muscle pain. Research shows that manipulative therapy and injections used to inactivate trigger points can provide prompt relief of painful symptoms related to joint and muscle ailments.
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