Trigger point injection therapy is a safe and efficient technique used to stimulate the natural self-healing capacities of your body. Visit Zahra Acupuncture Clinic for effective trigger point injections in North Vancouver.
What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points are very well-documented in the medical text called “Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual,” written by Janet Travell and David Simons.
A trigger point is a small contraction knot in the muscle tissue. Trigger points often feel like “a pea buried deep in the muscle.” Trigger points cause a muscle to become both tight and weak. They build a tight band in the muscle fibers and produce symptoms in the surrounding muscles tissue and joints. These trigger points restrict the circulation of oxygen and nutrients in the muscle fibers and cause the tension in the muscles to sustain.
Trigger Point Injections (TPI)
Trigger point injections are injections of herbal extracts, vitamins, homeopathic medicines, nutrients, and other sterile natural compound into specific sites and points on the body for the purpose of prevention and treating swelling, inflammations and toxin accumulation using hypodermic needles.
Trigger points often result in pain and lead to symptoms such as headaches, neck and jaw pain, back pain, tennis elbow, tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis and other myofascial pain conditions. By releasing trigger points in the body, muscles become strong and relaxed, circulation is restored and tissue is once again flooded with oxygen and nutrients.
How does trigger point injection work?
Local injections are given to stimulate the local blood circulation and to support the ongoing inflammatory process, if necessary. This can be very useful when treating sports injuries. Some trigger point injections are designed to relax muscles when dealing with neck, lower back, knee and hip pain, while others are used to treat allergies, asthma, premenstrual symptoms, menopausal symptoms and migraine.
Where are trigger point injections given?
Trigger point injections utilize a very fine needle and the quantity injected is very small. Most trigger point injections are given into or just under the skin; others are given into specific muscle points. These points are trigger points or acupuncture points. Injections around the joints are also common.
Trigger point injections can be administered in more than one spot during each session
When is trigger point injection not appropriate?
Let us be clear about it: trigger point injection therapy is not a miracle cure; it cannot heal you from cancer, a heart attack or AIDS. Results might vary by individual. Trigger point injections should not be used if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or epilepsy.
To learn whether trigger point injections are a suitable treatment method for you, please discuss with Dr. Zahra Mazanderani if you have any allergies to any specific herbs or drugs.
Trigger Point Injections Vancouver
If you would like to know more about trigger point injections, Zahra will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Our North Vancouver acupuncture clinic is conveniently located at Neurogenesis Clinics, Marine Drive.
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*Disclaimer: Note that results are not guaranteed and may vary by person. Book a consultation today or call us for more information.