Trigger points are taut bands of muscle and other soft tissues that often cause pain when touched. There is no single cause for trigger points; there are many factors that can contribute to their development. One of the most common causes of trigger points is sustained repetitive actions, typically from work-related activities such as sitting at a desk or lifting heavy objects. Thankfully, there are many effective ways to relieve pain associated with trigger points. Topping the list of most effective treatments are trigger point injections, which directly target the affected area to provide instant and long-lasting relief.
Where can I get a trigger point injection?
If you are looking for a trusted establishment that provides trigger point injections, come to PC Medical Centers! Our medical professionals have a great amount of experience administering trigger point injections and have helped countless people find relief from their pain. To book an appointment for trigger point injections, call our clinic at (573) 383-2216. Our office is located at 5 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, in Missouri. We are open on Monday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, on Tuesday & Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, on Wednesday from 8 AM to 6 PM, and on Friday from 8 AM until noon. We are closed weekends.
How long do trigger point injections last?
How long trigger point injections will last varies from patient to patient and depends on a number of factors, such as:
- The condition being treated
- The severity of the condition being treated
- Any underlying conditions that can interfere with treatment
- The patient’s overall health
- The age of the patient
- How many injections are included in the treatment
Although each treatment is different, results from trigger point injection can last anywhere between several days to a few months. Acute trigger points typically resolve after only one injection, as long as the action causing the trigger point is avoided. Trigger points that are caused by chronic conditions continually reoccur and require regular trigger point injections to maintain the results.
What medicine is used in a trigger point injection?
Trigger point injections are typically composed of a corticosteroid, either by itself or combined with a local anesthetic. The composition of trigger point injections vary from clinic to clinic, and also depend on patient needs. To find out more about what kind of medicine will be used to treat your condition, call PC Medical Centers today.
Do trigger point injections work immediately?
Some trigger point injections work immediately upon injection. The ones that provide immediate relief typically contain a local anesthetic, as it starts working right away. Trigger point injections that do not contain a local anesthetic typically take longer to provide relief.
Are trigger point injections painful?
Trigger point injections are not painful and should only cause minimal—if any—discomfort. The area of injection may feel numb for a few hours, and soreness may be present due to the skin being pierced. However, patients report that the pain of the injection is negligible compared to the pain it is treating.
If you have painful muscle knots that interfere with your quality of life, come to PC Medical Centers for our trigger point injections today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating pain caused by trigger points and can help you find relief. Call us today to book an appointment. We serve patients from Cape Girardeau MO, Oak Ridge MO, Scott City MO, Jackson MO, Chaffee MO, Whitewater MO, Shawnee Township MO, and Whitewater MO. Looking forward to serve you!