Trigger Point Injections

anesthetic mixture
trigger point
trigger point relaxes

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or
relieve the pain of trigger points. These small,
tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia
(the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds
muscles and organs). The trigger point injection
procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.

In preparation for the procedure, the patient is
positioned comfortably. The physician presses and
pinches the skin to locate the trigger point. Once it
has been identified, the physician cleanses the
overlying skin. A topical anesthetic may be used to
temporarily numb the skin.

Medication Injected
The physician carefully inserts a needle through the
skin and into the trigger point. The physician injects
an anesthetic mixture into the trigger point. This
causes the trigger point to relax. If the trigger point
does not relax completely after the first injection,
the physician may adjust the needle's position and
give additional injections.

End of Procedure
When the injection is complete, the physician
removes the needle. A small bandage may be
placed over the injection site. The patient may be
encouraged to stretch and move the muscle after
the injection.

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