Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point pain
Many times our Muscle has pain that comes from tight bands or spasms. These painful areas are called Trigger points(TP) . These points often cause tremendous pain that can travel up and down our body. These TP points have been well studied and have been mapped out on our body.
There are many ways to treat trigger point pain:
- Physical Therapy
Dr Weglein uses a combination – Holistic treatment of trigger point pain. His treatment protocol will include all these therapies.
Physical Therapy is very important to maintain a balance in our muscle, facial and bone structure. There are many medicines available now that treat specific aspects of trigger point pain.
Diet and nutrition evaluation is very important in controlling pain, for example the role of Vitamin D and Magnesium.
And finally the Trigger point injections can reduce the pain and improve function throughout the body.
The trigger point injection may contain different agents depending on your personal needs. Dr Weglein may also decide to treat your trigger point pain with acupuncture without injection of chemicals.
Trigger point pain is seen all over the body; some examples include fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome.