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Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways. After a comprehensive review of the patient's history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as: See our Patient Education page.

Trigger Point Injections in Muscles

When muscles are constantly tense, they may begin to form knots that can be felt through the skin, called trigger points. Tender to the touch, trigger points may cause  inhibited motion or increased weakness of the muscle they affect. The knots may also negatively affect the nerves surrounding the muscle, causing pain to manifest in other areas of the body. A person is more likely to develop trigger points if they do not exercise regularly, have poor posture, perform repetitive motions, sleep irregularly, or do not maintain balanced levels of vitamins. Additionally, those with myofascial pain syndrome or fibromyalgia are more likely to have trigger points.

Trigger point injections are highly effective when it comes to relieving the pain associated with tensed muscles. A needle is inserted into the trigger point, and a local anesthetic and/or steroid is shot into the area. The injection helps to relax the muscle, decrease pain, and improve motion in related areas. When combined with other treatments, such as therapeutic stretching of the tense area, trigger point injections can help to provide long-term relief.

Side effects and outcomes are unique to each patient and will be discussed before any treatment options are prescribed.

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