Trigger Point Injections – Trigger-Point Injection (TPI) therapy is a long-established medical procedure used to treat muscular and fascial (myofascial) pain. Myofascial trigger points are areas of contracted muscle fibres which are identifiable as painful bands/nodules on clinical examination. Myofascial trigger points are a major cause of dysfunction and pain which is local or may referred to other areas of the body, such as shoulder pain neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, frozen shoulder, and tendinitis. Trigger point injection is the injection of vitamins, herbal extracts, homeopathics and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into specific sites and points on the body .
The Injection helps to release and relax the trigger point , relief pain, stimulates local blood flow ,helps the inflammation, and restoring normal muscle function and range of motion
Who it is NOT suitable for:
-Patients on blood-thinning medications (such as Warfarin, Plavix, Xarelto or Pradaxa)
-Patients with a bleeding disorder (such as hemophilia)
-Immunocompromised patients (e.g. cancer patients on chemotherapy)