Pain Management Houston- Trigger Point Injections
A trigger point injection (TPI) delivers medication directly to trigger point areas in the body that are experiencing spasms and inflammation. The injection helps alleviate pain and discomfort by relaxing the muscles. Dr. Brett Warfield is a respected pain management doctor serving Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the surrounding area. He uses trigger point injections to treat pain and swelling in the neck, back, and shoulder areas.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are commonly used to treat pain from tensed muscles (muscle knots), fibromyalgia, neck pain, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, lower back pain, or tension headaches.
The injection uses anesthetic and steroids to disrupt the nerve signals in the body that cause trigger point pain. The procedure usually takes between 10-15 minutes to administer. Many patients experience immediate relief, but the full effects can take 2-3 days.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Warfield, a comprehensive pain management specialist, will evaluate your symptoms to see if Trigger Point Injections are the right option for you. Call us at (346) 888-5237 or continue reading this page to learn about Trigger point injections.
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What Are Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are used to relieve extremely painful areas of muscle. Trigger points are very tight bands or small areas of a muscle that are very sensitive to touch and pressure. The trigger point can irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain. Referred pain is a type of pain that radiates to nearby areas. Traumatic injury, overexertion, muscle tension, muscle spasms, pinched spinal nerves, and hormonal deficiencies are common causes of trigger points. Trigger point injections are used to treat involved muscles in many areas of the body.
Some common causes of trigger point pain are:
Prolonged Poor Posture
Lack of Regular Exercise
Effective Relief From Trigger Point Pain
Tensed muscles can feel highly tender to the touch and cause significant pain or discomfort. TPIs can also provide relief from tension headaches and back pain that are a result of trigger point pain.
Trigger point injections can also be used to treat pain from fibromyalgia, neck pain, Myofascial pain syndrome, and lower back pain.
When someone suffers from pain caused by “knotted” muscles in the trigger points, they most likely suffer from pain radiating to other areas of the body. A trigger point injection interrupts the nerve signaling pathways that cause referred pain,
A trigger point injection can be done at our pain management center in Houston, with Dr. Warfield performing the procedure. After cleaning the area with antiseptic, he will inject the medication (a combination of anesthetic and steroid), and the muscle becomes released. After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort from the injection site but are able to go home after the injection.
Contact TIPI Pain Management In Houston
Dr. Warfield provides pain management in Houston with trigger point injections to treat various conditions and symptoms. At Texas Intergrative Pain Institute, we can perform this non-surgical treatment as part of a custom-tailored program to relieve pain in the neck, low back, jaw, or any area where trigger points have developed or are causing referred pain.
We focus our practice on providing state-of-the-art treatments that promote healing and relieve pain without surgery. If you have suffered an injury or have a condition associated with trigger point pain, schedule a consultation with us to determine if trigger point injections are the right treatment option.
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