Trigger Point Injection

Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness

Chiropractic Physicians & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Lake Mary, FL

Finding treatment that helps you get relief from chronic pain caused by your tight, tense muscles can be difficult. The team at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness in Lake Mary, Florida, offers trigger point injections to treat trigger points, muscle pain, and muscle spasms. The specialists also offer treatment for sciatica. To schedule a consultation, call the office today.

Trigger Point Injection Q & A

What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is a knotted muscle that develops when your muscle can’t relax. In addition to the muscle tightness, trigger points can also irritate the surrounding nerves, causing radiating pain and muscle spasms.

Your specialist at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness can find your trigger points under your skin during an examination. Initially, they may recommend more conservative treatments to help you get relief from your trigger point pain, such as therapeutic massage and chiropractic treatment. However, if your pain doesn’t resolve, then you may be a candidate for a trigger point injection.

What is a trigger point injection?

A trigger point injection is a medical treatment that helps soothe your tight muscles. The injection consists of an anesthetic and a steroid that helps provide instant pain relief and a reduction in inflammation.

In addition to muscle tension and spasms, trigger point injections are also beneficial for headaches, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic pain condition that affects the muscles.

What can I expect during a trigger point injection?

Your trigger point injection treatment at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness is a quick procedure that only takes a few minutes. After your specialist has found your trigger point, the medication is injected. Your specialist may be able to treat more than one trigger point during your session.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a pain condition that occurs when your sciatic nerve gets pinched or irritated. Your sciatic nerve runs from your low back, down through your buttocks and legs on either side of your body. A herniated disc or bone spur in your spine can pinch the nerve and cause you to develop pain along the path of the nerve.

Common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Radiating pain through your low back, buttocks, and leg, usually only on one side
  • Electric shock-like sensation
  • Numbness or tingling in your feet

If you’re suffering from sciatica, the team at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness can provide treatment, including chiropractic care to help improve the alignment of your spine to reduce the irritation on the nerve and acupuncture for pain relief.

If you continue to suffer from sciatica after conservative methods, the medical specialists at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness may offer a joint injection to reduce inflammation and pain.

For nonsurgical management of your trigger point pain and sciatica, call Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness today.