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Ultrasound guided trigger point injections

Ultrasound Trigger Point Injections

Ultrasound trigger point injections have become an increasingly popular method for treating pain and discomfort. This innovative technique involves locating areas of tension and injecting medication directly into a targeted muscle group under the guidance of ultrasound imaging, which allows for greater accuracy and precision. At Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness, we understand the debilitating effects of acute or chronic pain on daily life — both physically and emotionally. As such, we are proud to offer ultrasound trigger point injections as part of our comprehensive approach to pain management.

Trigger Point Injection

Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.
What Happens During Trigger Point Injection?
In the TPI procedure, a health care professional inserts a small needle into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic or saline, and may include a corticosteroid.
trigger points of the human body

What are Ultrasound Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger points are areas of increased sensitivity and tension within a muscle that can cause pain or discomfort. These points can develop due to stress, injury, overextension, poor posture, or other factors which lead to the formation of small knots in the muscle fibers. Trigger points differ from different types of pain as they may produce referred pain, meaning that painful sensations may be felt in other parts of the body where there is no apparent issue.

When muscles contain trigger points, these areas become more sensitive than the surrounding tissues, and they tend to contract involuntarily, causing tightness, stiffness, or even spasms. Often, people experience trigger point pains as sharp, stabbing sensations, while others report it as a dull ache that persists for hours or days. If left untreated, trigger points can cause further complications, such as a limited range of motion and disruption of normal daily activities.

Ultrasound Trigger Point Injections at Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness offer an effective solution for treating acute to chronic pain associated with trigger points because they deliver medications directly into affected muscles under the guidance of ultrasound imaging, providing increased precision. By identifying the underlying conditions and understanding TRPs (triggering points), healthcare practitioners can provide diagnosis through careful palpation/testing before the intervention using injection therapy like Ultrasound Trigger Point Injections, which results in reduced chronic pain and morbidity over time.

The Benefits of Ultrasound Trigger Point Injections

Ultrasound trigger point injections provide several benefits that can significantly improve one’s quality of life. This procedure can effectively alleviate pain, improve muscle function, and promote long-term relief for chronic conditions like myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms by accurately targeting specific trigger points.

This cutting-edge procedure has proven more successful than traditional treatments and techniques. First, they are minimally invasive and require no incisions or surgeries compared to other therapies like nerve blocks or joint replacements. This also makes recovery time quick and relatively painless. Due to its ultra-precision, this procedure typically requires fewer doses of medication, leading to reduced side effects such as tissue damage or allergic reactions.

The benefits of ultrasound trigger point injections make them a practical option for individuals seeking a holistic approach to their health journey. At Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness, we believe in providing patients with personalized care tailored to their unique needs, including innovative solutions such as this advanced treatment option.

What to Expect During and After Your Injection

You can expect to be positioned comfortably when receiving an ultrasound trigger point injection. In contrast, the injection area is cleaned with antiseptic before the doctor administers a local anesthetic to numb the skin and surrounding tissue. A needle will be carefully inserted into the targetted muscle using ultrasound guidance. The doctor will adjust it until they are satisfied with the positioning before injecting medication. This may take several attempts but should not cause significant discomfort.

After your injection, you may experience some tenderness or soreness at the injection site, but this should resolve over time. It is important to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 24 hours, and applying heat or cold compresses to the affected area is recommended if necessary. You may also need to return for follow – up appointments with you r doctor to ensure your symptoms improve and determine whether additional treatments are required.

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If you’re suffering from chronic pain, it’s time to take control of your health and schedule a consultation with Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness. Ultrasound trigger point injections are just one example of how we use innovative methods to provide pain relief for our patients. Our team of medical professionals utilizes the latest technology and techniques to provide advanced treatment options for our patients, so why wait? Take the first step towards better health today by scheduling a consultation—we look forward to helping you live a life free from chronic pain!

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