Suffering From Chronic Muscle Fiber Pain?

At PMIR Medical Center, our medically trained pain management specialists understand pain and how it affects every aspect of your life. Our team of anesthesiologists, neurologists, and support staff can provide a customized, effective treatment plan to reduce and manage your individual level of pain.

Who is a Candidate For Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger point injections are generally recommended for people who have:

  • Headaches: Pain in any region of the head that is classified into primary, secondary or chronic headaches, each with its own causes, symptoms and treatments.
  • Fibromyalgia: A long-term disorder that affects the muscles and tendons by amplifying pain sensations by affecting the way the brain and spinal cord processes pain signals.
  • Muscle Strain: Damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons from strenuous activity and causes pain
  • Myofascial Pain: Chronic condition that affects the connective tissue that covers the muscles and causes pressure on trigger points that refer the pain to other parts of the body.

What is a Trigger Point Injection?

A trigger point injection (TPI):

  • Is targeted for a trigger point––a muscle “knot” or a tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when your muscle fibers get tangled and distorted from their normal uniform pattern.
  • Is used when trigger points irritate the nerves that surround them, causing pain that is felt in another part of your body, which is known as referred pain.
  • Is an effective treatment to inactivate trigger points—usually with a corticosteroid or a botanical called Sarapin—and provide relief from your pain.

The Benefits

  • Trigger point injections (TPI) loosen muscle groups so better progress can be made in physical therapy rehabilitation.
  • TPI are not painful and may be repeated on an occasional basis.
  • TPI block inflammation and break up muscle spasm and adhesions.

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