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The Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Find out how trigger point injections work and how they can alleviate your pain.

Sometimes there’s nothing more rewarding than a good heart-pumping, muscle-pounding workout. Plus, the surge of endorphins doesn’t hurt either! However, if you find yourself overdoing it or performing the same repetitive movements you may find yourself dealing with some painful and hypersensitive sections of muscle tissue known as trigger points. If so, our Winter Park, FL, board-certified physiatrist and pain medicine doctor Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck can provide you with effective pain management to alleviate your myofascial pain.

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are specific regions of the body that often cause muscle spasms. The most common spasm areas are your upper back and shoulders. The area is usually tender or painful to the touch, and you may even feel a knot in the muscle.

Why do trigger points occur?

Trigger points often occur as a result of trauma, overuse, or repetitive strain, which puts athletes and those with demanding and labor-intensive jobs at an increased risk. Imbalances within the body’s structural alignment can also cause trigger points to form. Lastly, intensive or long-term stress can also lead to trigger points.

How can I treat my trigger points?

Pain management is our specialty here at our Winter Park, FL, practice. One of the most effective ways we treat trigger points is with trigger point injections. This treatment injects medicine directly into the trigger point to provide relief. The medicine can either be an anesthetic, a corticosteroid, or a mixture of both. Trigger point injections have also been used to treat a variety of other conditions including tension headaches and fibromyalgia.

What is it like to get trigger point injections?

When you come in for your trigger point injection, we will first locate the trigger point by feel and then mark the spot. Once we clean off the injection site, we will use an anesthetizing spray to numb the area. We will then insert the needle into the trigger point and inject the medication. After the injection, we will place a bandage over the site and you’re good to go! It’s that simple.

What are the benefits of trigger point injections?

The biggest benefit is that these injections offer pain relief from a variety of conditions including neck and back pain. We can provide our patients with ample pain relief with a minimally invasive injectable treatment that doesn’t require any downtime or recovery period. Trigger point injections also come with a very low risk for side effects, making them a safe treatment as well as effective.

If you’ve been experiencing painful trigger points and you’re interested in getting trigger point injections from Dr. Umpierre-Schuck for pain management in Winter Park, FL, call Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic today at (407) 673-9533 to schedule a consultation.

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