Muscular pain, typically known as knots, are known to irritate surrounding nerves in that area and cause pain. This is something your local chiropractor treats in a form of practice called Trigger Point Injections.
Knots or trigger points are painful areas of muscle that stay tense and can affect anyone. The treatment injections for these are used to get to the root of the pain, not just a topical band-aid. Often, trigger points are associated with tension headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and several other health issues. However, knots can occur anywhere on your body where there's muscle so treatment areas for trigger point injections can range anywhere from neck to legs to arms to back. Trigger points are finicky and can also irritate nerves near or around the knot, causing what we call "referred pain." This basically means that you may feel pain in a random area of your body somewhere near where your trigger point originates from. This is completely normal and something our chiropractors hone in on in order to ease your overall pain.
How Do Trigger Point Injections Work: During a trigger point procedure, a needle containing a local anesthetic, saline or other medication is injected into the area where there is a knotting pain. This effectively makes a trigger point inactive and provides pain relief almost instantly. The injection can be long-lasting since it fixes the root of the pain, which is exactly what we aim for with every patient. Our Trigger Point Injection Procedures here at Springs Chiropractic are quite simple and are performed right here in on of our local chiropractic offices and take only a few minutes.
What If I’m Allergic To The Trigger Point Medication? Any patient that comes into our Colorado Springs offices are immediately asked to provide our doctors with a list of medications they are allergic to. This provides us with optimal information to make sure we can provide you with the best treatment possible for your pain, especially when it comes to certain allergies. If you are allergic to our trigger point injection medicine we instead use another technique for trigger point injections called “dry needling.” This means there is actually no medication in the needle that is being injected and actually is a very effective technique that still works to relieve the pain from trigger points. Don't hesitate to ask any of our friendly doctors about your medicine allergies and whether dry needling treatment might be a better fit for you instead.
If you live in Colorado Springs and suffer from muscular knotting pain that might be "trigger points" and are looking for treatment for your pain ASAP, call us today and schedule an appointment to see one of our healthcare professionals at Springs Chiropractic & Sports Rehab.