Myofascial pain syndrome is a type of chronic pain disorder that causes individuals to experience pain in areas such as their arms, neck, shoulders, lower back, and legs. Although the general public does not typically mention myofascial pain syndrome, this condition impacts between 30-85% of people who have musculoskeletal pain. One effective treatment option for patients is trigger point injections.
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are a series of shots that contain a local anesthetic or saline solution. Many of these injections also include corticosteroids.
The injections work by deactivating trigger points responsible for causing pain symptoms.. A course of treatment can provide long-term relief for patients who struggle with myofascial pain.
What Are the Benefits of Trigger Point Injections?
You can expect a wide range of benefits from getting trigger point injections.
Relief From Pain
One of the biggest benefits you can expect from trigger point injections is relief from your pain. Dealing with any type of chronic pain condition can be extremely disheartening. It can impact every aspect of your life. Finding trusted relief can help you restore some normalcy in your life.
Trigger point injections are a safe and effective method for pain relief. Although there is always some potential for side effects, it is incredibly rare for individuals to experience any type of severe adverse reaction to these injections.
Shorter Recovery Period
Trigger point injections do not require an extensive recovery period as they are minimally invasive and do not require any incisions. Therefore, patients can benefit from no downtime requirements to recover after injections. Instead, they can experience immediate pain relief and continue their daily activities as planned.
Can Be Used Safely With Other Treatments
If you are currently taking other medications or undergoing any other treatments, you may still be able to receive trigger point injections safely. Many patients receive these injections while also taking medications and undergoing physical therapy.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To explore the benefits of trigger point injections, contact The Pain Experts of Arizona today. Our doctors are devoted to our patients and strive to provide quality care at all levels. You can reach our team by calling 480-550-9393 to schedule an appointment at our Gilbert or Mesa, AZ, office.