Trigger Point Injections Specialist

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas -  - A Group Medical Practice

Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas

A Group Medical Practice located in Fort Worth, TX & Arlington, TX

Trigger points — knots in your muscles — can be uncomfortable and restrictive. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, the team of skilled professionals understands how aggravating trigger points can be. They offer trigger point injections along with a range of non-medication treatment options in Fort Worth, Arlington, Waco, and Wichita Falls, Texas, offices. Book your appointment online or call the nearest office today.

Trigger Point Injections Q&A

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are highly irritated spots within your muscles. They frequently feel like knots and can cause symptoms including:

  • Discomfort or pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced movement

Trigger points can occur with many different ailments, particularly musculoskeletal disorders.

What are trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections address the trigger point, forcing the affected part of the muscle to relax. 

A trigger point injection at Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas typically contains natural substances like saline and plant-based pain relievers. 

However, the team also offers traditional trigger point injections that contain an anesthetic, a corticosteroid, an anti-inflammatory medication, or a mixture of these substances.  

What types of conditions do trigger point injections treat?

Trigger point injections can help with: 

  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Fibromyalgia

If your muscle bunches up in a painful knot anywhere in your body, a trigger point injection may help. 

When should I consider trigger point injections?

At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, conservative care is always the first line of care. Usually, your initial treatments include chiropractic care, massage, nutrition counseling, cold laser therapy, and other noninvasive, all-natural treatments. 

If your trigger points persist, the team may recommend trigger point injections as part of your overall treatment plan.

What do trigger point injections feel like?

The needle is quite slim, and it's usually easy to tolerate. Most people say that trigger point injections are similar to any other shot, and over in a matter of seconds. 

When will I feel better after trigger point injections?

Many people experience immediate relief following a trigger point injection. Some types of trigger point injections, for example, corticosteroids, can take a little longer to diminish inflammation and ease your pain. 

How long do trigger point injections last?

Trigger point injection longevity can vary for each person, based on the substance injected and the condition that caused the trigger point. Your pain relief may last anywhere from a few hours to several months. 

To maximize the results of your trigger point injections, it's important to retrain your muscle to avoid certain movements that lead to trigger points. You'll have rehabilitation sessions to help you do so, and the team may also give you special exercises to do at home.

Learn more about trigger point injections by calling Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas or book a consultation online today.