Trigger Point Injections in Rincon, GA
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), up to 40% of people in the US suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating, causing problems at work, contributing to high health care costs, and diminishing your overall satisfaction with life.
While some forms of chronic pain stem from more serious underlying conditions, trigger points are responsible for many types of chronic pain. One of the most effective ways to treat that pain can be through trigger point injections, offered at iHeart Dental.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injection (TPI) is a pain management procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. In most cases, you can feel these knots when you rub your muscles.
Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them, causing pain in the area where it has developed. However, in some cases, trigger points can even cause pain in another area of the body when it affects a nearby nerve; this is called referred pain. The chronic pain brought on by trigger points may also result in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscle.
What are Trigger Point Injections Used For?
A trigger point injection is often used to help soothe muscle pain in various areas. Some of the most common areas include:
- lower back,
- and neck.
It also can be used to treat chronic pain and pain associated with certain medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.
How Do Trigger Point Injections Work?
During a trigger point injection procedure, Dr. Seale inserts a small needle of lidocaine into your trigger point. The injection helps to block pain receptors in muscles, and reduce inflammation in the muscle and connective tissue surrounding a nerve at the trigger point injection site.
Who Should Get Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections may be right for you if you’ve been suffering from chronic muscle or tissue pain and haven’t found relief using more conservative treatments, like pain medication or physical therapy.
Where Can You Get Trigger Point Injections?
Lidocaine Shots are frequently administered by healthcare professionals such as dentists, rheumatologists, pain-management doctors, physical medicine doctors, and rehabilitation doctors. For myofascial pain, estheticians may also administer trigger point injections.
The procedure only takes a few minutes, and several sites may be injected in one visit. The pain relief from trigger point injections varies from one individual to another, and for some, the pain never returns after the initial treatment. However, for others, it reoccurs after several weeks or months and requires follow-up treatment.
Trigger Point Injections at iHeart Dental in Rincon, GA
With trigger point injections from iHeart Dental, there is no reason to suffer from long-term pain from conditions chronic pain, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and tension headaches. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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