At Naperville’s Camelback Medical Centers, we offer trigger point injections and medical treatments to address various patient conditions
Trigger points are specific points in the muscles that are tight, sensitive, and can cause pain and hinder movement when touched. These points are also known as muscle “knots” and can be quite uncomfortable and limiting.
Muscle knots or trigger points can develop as a result of various activities such as playing sports, going on long hikes, having a stressful day at work, prolonged periods of inactivity, sitting behind a desk using a computer, or after an intense workout at the gym. Typically, these knots will resolve on their own, but if they persist, it may be advisable to seek professional help.
Trigger points can be found in various muscles throughout your body. The most problematic ones are often present in your head and neck muscles, upper and lower back, shoulders and arms, as well as in your legs and calves.
Trigger points occur when your muscles are unable to relax and remain contracted. Pressing on a trigger point in some individuals may result in pain being felt in a different part of the body, a phenomenon referred to as referred pain.
At Camelback Medical Centers in Naperville, we recognize and empathize with the aggravating effects of trigger points and are ready to offer assistance. Our doctors have received specialized training to relieve pain and discomfort caused by trigger points through trigger point injections.
At Camelback Medical Centers, we practice integrated medical pain relief for optimal health. Come see us for a Free Consultation at Naperville’s Camelback Medical Centers or call (630) 416-1151! We are happy to take same day appointments and walks-ins.
Trigger Point Injections Q&A
How are trigger point injections performed?
Trigger point injections are carried out at Camelback Medical Centers in Naperville, Illinois. This procedure is minor, quick, and involves very little invasion to the body. The results of the injection are almost immediately noticeable.
During your procedure, your doctor may request that you either lie down or stay upright, depending on the location of your trigger points. Using a small needle, your doctor will inject a liquid mixture into your trigger point(s). The specific mixture used will depend on your condition, the intensity of your pain, as well as your doctor’s and your own personal preference. Trigger point injections can be done with solutions such as saline or local anesthetics (like lidocaine).
At Naperville’s Camelback Medical Centers, we offer trigger point injections and medical treatments to address various patient conditions including:
- Headaches and migraines
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
- Low back Pain
- Neck pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
What are the Dangers of Trigger Point Injections?
The likelihood of experiencing complications from trigger point injections is generally low. Some patients may temporarily feel pain, soreness, or numbness at the site of injection. The level of discomfort may differ depending on the solution used during the procedure, although it is uncommon. Most discomfort will disappear on its own.
What happens after my trigger point injections procedure?
Depending on the specific condition you are being treated for, the relief you experience may be immediate. Trigger point injections provide temporary relief and maybe necessary to have recurring appointments to maintain the positive outcomes. Many patients have chiropractic adjustments and physical rehabilitation done with the trigger points to have more long lasting and faster outcomes
How often do I need trigger point injections?
At Camelback Medical Centers in Naperville, our team is dedicated to helping you determine the most optimal frequency for your trigger point injections to maximize the benefits. We understand that each patient has individual needs, which is why we tailor your treatment plan accordingly.
To experience the utmost in well-being and relaxation, get in touch with Camelback Medical Centers in Naperville at (630) 416-1151 or book an appointment online today to explore the benefits of trigger point injections.