Trigger point injections are used where bundles of muscle fibers become tight, knotted and unable to relax. They can occur as a result of injury, spinal or skeletal abnormality or poor biomechanics. Treatment to relieve trigger points include targeted trigger point injections of local anesthetic with or without steroids, chiropractic care, massage, stretching and physical therapy. In intractable cases, botulinum toxin injections often provide substantial and lasting relief.
Indications: Myofascial pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain