Trigger points (TP) are also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, which are hyperirritable spots in the skeletal muscles that are associated with palpable nodules or knots found in taut bands of muscles. They produce local and referred pain and often accompany both chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. When most people talk about having a “knot” in their neck or back this is what they are referring to. They form due to repetitive microtrauma and often cause muscle spasm, weakness, strain, and stiffness, and decreased range of motion or movement.
Our team at Healthy Connection Physical Medicine specializes in treating this condition through natural trigger point injection therapy. The medication used in trigger point therapy is SARAPIN. This anti-inflammatory comes from the Pitcher plant, mixed with Lidocaine, to not only alleviate the pain you are experiencing but to also eliminate the trigger point(s), the underling cause of your pain. SARAPIN is a wonderful option as compared to similar treatments with corticosteroids, which can produce harmful side effects such as damage or weakening of tendons, cartilages or bones.
Trigger point are incredibly common and often times go unnoticed. They can complicate or delay healing in other musculoskeletal conditions and often mimic other disorders, especially chronic headaches or migraines.
At Healthy Connection Physical Medicine we have assisted many patients in combatting their painful physical conditions. Our patients who are receiving these injections are thrilled with the results. If you or someone you know suffers from Trigger points or painful knots, please do not hesitate to give us a call to see if you would be a candidate for trigger point injection therapy. Call 815-834-9075