Trigger Point Therapy is used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. A small needle is inserted into the trigger point and a homeopathic medication and possibly a local anesthetic are injected into the area of the trigger point. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. The injection usually takes just a few minutes.
Conditions - Musculoskeletal Pain (neck, back, shoulder, hip, joint pain), Arthritis (Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), Herpes zoster/shingles, Neuropathy, Nerve pain, Carpal tunnel, TMJ.This therapy has been shown to be beneficial in managing:
- Muscular pain, especially in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck.
- Tension headaches
- Myofacial Pain Syndromes (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle)