Do you have back or shoulder pain that just won’t go away? A trigger point might be the cause of it. A trigger point is a knot that won’t let your muscles fully relax, restricts your movements or range of motion, and causes pain in the surrounding areas. Trigger points can be caused by simple overuse, chronic stress, injury, or an accident. Trigger point injections for back and shoulder pain may be able to help get you out of pain quickly and safely.
The procedure is minimally painful, if at all, and involves a very precise injection of an anti-inflammatory called sarapin. Sarapin is an extract of a plant that grows throughout North America and is used in quite a few medical applications.
The actual trigger point in your back or shoulder may be as large as a walnut or as small as a pea. You can identify it as a trigger point by feeling the knot and noticing deferred pain (pain in another area) when it is pressed. The muscle will likely also spasm or twitch when even light pressure is applied.
Relief from your shoulder pain and back pain could be just around the corner. The effects of the trigger point injections last up to several weeks or longer, during which time other treatments can be completed to offer long-term relief through resolving the underlying cause of the pain. The injection allows the knotted muscle to relax, restoring blood flow and allowing normal fluids back into the area.
While conventional medicine usually uses muscle relaxers, painkillers, or botox injections to “treat” trigger points in the back or shoulder, these can have other side effects or even lead to dependence on the substance. If there is an all-natural, drug-free, non-surgical route to getting out of pain, wouldn’t you rather take advantage of that?
Many patients have suffered from chronic back and shoulder pain due to trigger points. Our team of doctors and supporting healthcare professionals are here to help you get out of pain and get back to living your life to the fullest. As a multidisciplinary medical clinic, we focus on helping patients get out of pain (chronic or acute) through non-invasive, safe, and effective medical techniques. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.