Trigger Points for Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)

Trigger Points for Muscle Pain (Myofascial Pain Syndrome)

When a muscle cannot relax, a trigger point forms. This could be due to a variety of reasons. Perhaps your body has an imbalance, or you have been spending hours in a non-ergonomic work space, or even possible you just slept in the wrong position – all of these can lead to muscle pain. Inflamed or tender muscles can cause this localized pain and it could feel like knots in your muscles. Trigger points are painful, and you can sometimes aggravate the pain when the specific muscle is pushed o. To help soothe the muscle pain, a trigger point injection can be done. In this procedure, a local anesthetic is administered along with an anti-inflammatory steroid to provide pain relief. The trigger point injection procedure itself takes about 5 minutes and you can resume typical daily activities immediately after. While relief will vary by person, trigger point injections provide most people with lasting relief for a few months, if not longer.

Trigger point injections can be used for muscle pain, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia. Dr. DeCaria is a double-board certified physician in anesthesiology and pain management medicine with extensive training and experience in treating chronic pain with trigger point injections. Call Revitalize Medical Center today to book your appointment with Dr. DeCaria in either our Evanston, IL or Glenview, IL locations!


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