A personal injury can cause all kinds of acute and chronic pain like muscle spasms, knots, and headaches. This can make going about the day-to-day incredibly frustrating and taxing. In Phoenix, Arizona, Complete Injury & Wellness, led by Charlie Piermarini, PA-C, MSPAS, MS, MPH, offers trigger point injections to treat pain across your entire body. Whether it’s to target pain in your neck, back, legs, or arms, trigger point injections offer quick and easy relief. Contact Complete Injury and Wellness to set up an appointment by phone or use the online booking tool today. They accept new patients ages four and older.
A trigger point injection is a procedure that targets muscles that consist of trigger points — knots that form when a muscle can’t relax. Injuries can cause muscles to become torn, bruised, or stiff, resulting in a trigger point.
Trigger points often feel like a knot underneath your skin and cause pain around them, but also can shoot pain to other areas of your body.
A trigger point injection consists of medications that help your muscle relax. This alleviates pain and reduces inflammation. These injections are used on trigger points in your arms, legs, back, and neck.
Muscle knots and trigger points can cause both acute and chronic pain. Trigger point injections can treat and avoid:
Receiving a trigger point injection can help you get back to your daily activities, and also ensure your condition doesn’t cause more complications in the future.
Your provider at Complete Injury & Wellness thoroughly evaluates your injury and current health. They then determine if a trigger point injection is right for you. If you are a good candidate, and another underlying condition does not cause your pain, your provider locates the trigger point.
Depending on where your trigger point is, you either lie down or sit up in the exam room. Your provider administers the injection, which only takes about 15 minutes. If your injection is only an anesthetic, you can receive multiple injections over the course of the next few weeks. If it contains a corticosteroid, injections are less frequent as they may increase the risk of damage to your tissue.
Recovery time is quick, and your provider asks you to refrain from strenuous activity for a couple of days. You may experience pain relief the same day or up to 24 hours after the procedure, and this relief maybe permanent or last up to a few months.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain due to a muscle trigger point, reach out to Complete Injury & Wellness today and schedule your appointment over the phone or by using our convenient online booking option. The team of experienced providers looks forward to booking you a trigger appointment injection and planning your path to living pain-free.