Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are irritable spots located within tight bands of muscle fibers (also known as “knots”). While trigger points can cause pain in their location, they can also cause referred pain in other parts of the body, such as headaches. At Opus Medical Center in Irvine, our doctors are not only able to diagnose this common condition, but can also provide trigger point injections to relieve your discomfort.
During the trigger point injection procedure, our medical professional will insert a needle directly into the problem area and inject a local anesthetic in addition to anti-inflammatory medication to render the trigger point inactive. The injection takes only a few minutes, and many patients report that they experience immediate pain relief.¬† For patients who are allergic to the substances used in trigger point injections, we can use a dry-needle technique.
These injections are not only used to treat trigger points–they may also be useful in alleviating the pain associated with¬† tension headaches, myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Don’t let trigger points continue to cause you unnecessary discomfort. For more information on our Irvine trigger point injections, please call Opus Medical Center now at 949-660-7246 to schedule a free initial consultation.
*You have the right to rescind within 72 hours, any obligation to pay for the services provided in addition to free or discounted services. Not valid for Medicare/Medicaid patients.*