A trigger point is the point of origin when a muscle becomes bruised, stiff or torn. At Centered Spine & Joint, the team of medical professionals provides trigger point injections to relieve muscle pain in patients without the use of medication or surgery.
What Causes Trigger Point Pain?
Trigger points are spasm areas located within the muscle and produce pain locally. They can be caused by misuse or overuse of a muscle, auto or personal injury accidents, spinal misalignment, disc problems and other spinal injuries. When these trigger points are inflamed and met with additional stressors, the surrounding cells do not have enough energy to stop contracting which leads to pain spasms. Pain from these areas can also lead to headaches or migraines.
How Trigger Point Injections Work at Our Chattanooga Chiropractic Center
The team at Centered Spine & Joint provides trigger point injections as a natural alternative to relieve trigger point pain. The first step of the trigger point injection therapy includes finding the trigger point. Once the trigger point is determined through a physical exam, the trigger point knot will be loosened in order to improve blood flow to the area. Trigger point injection therapy is a quick process that does not require any downtime for the patient. Call today to learn more about how trigger point injections can benefit you!