What is a trigger point injection?
Trigger points are bundles of tightened muscle that do not relax when the surrounding tissue relaxes. This can be due to damage or stress, and it can cause extensive pain and discomfort. Fortunately, trigger points can be treated by Dr. Larry Sanchez at Blue Elk Family Clinic through a series of medicated injections. Trigger point injections are solutions made with anesthetic components and sometimes corticosteroids designed to relax muscle fibers and alleviate pain. You can learn more about trigger point injections by requesting a consultation at our Nashville, IN location today.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
"It was great very comfortable environment."- K.R. / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2022
How is a trigger point injection performed?
Anyone experiencing muscle pain from tension or knots might benefit from a trigger point injection. While some trigger points or muscle knots may heal through treatments, like massage or acupuncture, recurring trigger points may require a deeper kind of intervention. The procedure begins by identifying sensitive muscle regions and injecting anesthetic and corticosteroid into the area. The medical practitioner performing the procedure will then manually work the trigger point with the hand and needle to gently relax the over-contracted zone.
Trigger Point Injection FAQs
How often will I need trigger point injections?
We recommend a different amount and frequency of trigger point injections for our patients individual needs. If you are recovering from surgery instead of dealing with chronic pain, you may qualify for more frequent treatment. We will be able to discuss and adjust your frequency as needed throughout the treatment.
Will the injections hurt?
Trigger point injections might inflame the area they are inserted into slightly. The site of the injection may influence the amount of discomfort you experience. However, you can expect a rapid decrease in pain immediately following the injection.
What is the medicine used in a trigger point injection?
Sometimes, the medication used at Blue Elk Family Clinic involves using an anti-inflammatory, like a corticosteroid. You might also wish to discuss adding vitamins or other minerals to support a more holistic pain relief. You can rest assured that your provider will work to settle on the perfect, unique combination of medication for your needs.
Experience Muscle Relief Today
Muscle pain can amount to a tremendous obstacle to your happiness and physical well-being. Dr. Larry Sanchez at Blue Elk Family Clinic is highly qualified to administer joint injections to patients in the Nashville, IN area. To see if this highly effective and comfort-restoring treatment is right for you, please don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation. We would love to speak with you about how we can help you experience pain-free living today!