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Are Trigger Point Injections an Effective Back Pain Treatment Option?

Written By Aligned Integrative Medicine on August 26, 2020

rsz backpain4Many are turning to chiropractic care for help for alternative back pain treatment methods that do not include the use of dangerous opioids or over the counter medications. 

With approximately 8 out of 10 individuals experiencing some level of back pain in their lifetime, it’s important to point out that no one treatment method works for everyone. While general chiropractic treatment options are an excellent resource for those who suffer from chronic back pain, some individuals may need a combination of those methods along with trigger point injections to help them find the relief they desire. 

What are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger point injections are injections used to treat chronic muscle pain associated with myofascial trigger points. These trigger points are highly sensitive bundles of muscle fibers that can be found in tight bands of muscles.

Common trigger point areas include:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Pelvis
  • Back
  • Arms 
  • Legs

Trigger point injections typically are made up of a local anesthetic or saline. For some, however, they may include a corticosteroid or botulinum toxin A (Botox). Your chiropractor will discuss your pain and determine which option is best for you.

How Trigger Point Injections for Back Pain Work

As a back pain treatment method, trigger point injections have shown much promise. Once the injection is complete, the patient will begin to feel their muscles relax, and their pain slowly starts to subside. 

Now, it’s important to note that trigger point injections aren’t a miracle cure for back pain. This treatment method simply helps to encourage the muscle to relax, and it is often used in conjuncture with other treatment methods to keep the muscle from tightening up again. With some chronic conditions, however, you may need to have your trigger point injections readministered on a regular schedule. 

Back Pain Treatment in Spring Hill, FL

Trigger point injections can be an excellent option for those seeking back pain treatment. At Aligned Integrity Medicine, all trigger point injections are performed by a trained professional in the office.

Are you seeking back pain treatment options in Spring Hill, FL? Then call our office today at (352) 205-4666 or schedule an appointment online today.

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