Trigger points are painful spots in a skeletal muscle. This pain often described by patients as a “muscle knot” that feels tight and tender. A trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscles. These trigger points can be a result of numerous things including spinal injury or trauma, but lifestyle factors often play a big role (i.e. prolonged poor posture, mental and emotional stress manifesting into muscle tension).
If your doctor can identify the trigger point,a single or multiple injections can be given to the trigger point releasing the “knot”. The injection utilizes a numbing agent typically with steroid. This injection can be administered the same day as your office visit in as little as 10 minutes providing almost instant pain relief to the affected site.