Millersville And Crofton, MD, Physical Medicine Providers For Trigger Point Injections
Many people treat discomfort and tight muscles as a fact of life, when in fact those knots in your shoulders and back don’t have to distract you from work and play. Contact Effective Integrative Healthcare to learn more about pain management and elimination so you can live a more active and productive lifestyle.
What Is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points, or what some people commonly refer to as knots, are groups of muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back. These important bundles of muscle take a lot of strain and tension due to injury, sports, bad posture, and more, causing them to tighten and constrict without releasing back to a neutral position as they normally should. The result is a small but chronic source of neck or back pain that feels as if it’s radiating from within the muscles or spine. When one or more trigger points become aggravated, they can cause serious discomfort. If you feel those knots constantly while sitting at your desk, driving, or playing your favorite sports, come talk to us about getting a real solution.
At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we treat painful trigger points with trigger point injection therapy. This is a minimally time-consuming treatment that is always administered by our licensed medical providers. The injection itself takes just a few moments to target the trigger point with a nontoxic, plant-based anti-inflammatory drug called Sarapin. This is the preferred medication in comparison to those used in other treatments, such as corticosteroids, which have the potential to wear out or impair bones, tendons, or cartilage.
When to Use Trigger Point Injections
When a group of muscles in your neck and back become constricted and forms a trigger point, you’ll feel the symptoms in the form of soreness and pain that limits your mobility and causes muscle fatigue. The following symptoms may be treated with trigger point injections:
- Chronic, Radiating Back and Shoulder Pain
- Limited Mobility
- Muscle Fatigue
- Rigidity of the Spine
Injection Safety Information
Our team at Effective Integrative Healthcare can help you treat those knots with trigger point injection therapy. The Sarapin injection is administered in our office in just a few minutes, and you’ll enjoy fast-acting relief after just one treatment with no recovery time.
Derived from the pitcher plants of the Nepenthaceae and Sarraceniaceae families, Sarapin has been used for over 70 years with no known side effects. We often recommend the next treatment anywhere from one week to six months later, depending on the severity of the pain for the condition being treated, and whether it is chronic or acute.
Start Your Journey to Pain Relief
Get started on your journey to pain relief by scheduling a free consultation in our Millersville or Crofton office. Whether trigger point injections are the best solution or another therapy is the best fit, our experienced team can help you understand the diagnosis and choose a treatment plan that’s right for you.