The Ultrasound Guided Trigger Point Injection Program is designed to optimize the effectiveness of trigger point injections with a combination of exercises, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations. The program will initiate treatment with the idea of establishing ongoing therapy in the community.
Conditions that May Benefit
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Muscle Pain and Stiffness
- Muscle Spasms
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Neck Pain
Trigger point injections involve a medical doctor inserting a needle into a trigger point in your muscle. Trigger point injections may relieve the tension in your muscle originating from the sensitive bands. A small amount of a numbing medication, such as an anesthetic, may be injected into the trigger point each time the needle is inserted.
Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) is the use of a therapist’s hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. The abnormal tissues are treated using a combination of precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
The pain in the muscles centers on sensitive bands in your muscles called trigger points. These trigger points can be painful to the touch and often spread throughout the involved muscle and possibly adjacent muscles.
Muscle pain is very common but the pain generally resolves in a few days. People with myofascial pain syndrome have painful muscles that persist or worsen.
Treatment for myofascial pain syndrome often requires a combination of physical therapy, trigger point injections or medications.