What are the benefits of trigger point injections?

Safe

Get better pain management results without any risk to your health and safety.

Effective

Experience the soothing sensation trigger point injection technique may offer.

Quick

The TPI procedure may bring prompt muscle relaxation, reducing inflammation.

We help you keep the pain at bay

If you have a trigger point, you are painfully aware of what it means: it is an irritable knot or tight band in your muscle that you can feel under the skin. It is painful, tender and may even twitch when you touch it. To make matters worse, the irritation may spread to the surrounding tissue and cause pain across that area of the body. Enter trigger point injections. When injected into the trigger point of the muscle, this powerful combination of local anesthetics and steroids may result in the much-needed pain relief.

Setting the bar in chronic pain management in San Diego

Whether you are curious about a minimally invasive procedure for lower back pain in San Diego, chronic ankle pain relief or the optimal procedure for arthritis in the knee, you’ve come to the right place. We will conduct a thorough physical examination and inspect your medical history so as to determine whether trigger point injections might be the right choice for you and work out your optimal game plan. Our goal is to help soothe your pain as part of a more holistic approach and give you long-term solutions that will maximize your chance of recovery and lead you to wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections are a minimally invasive pain management procedure. The medicine is injected into the trigger point: a painful knot or tight and tender muscle tissue to help soothe the pain.

What medicine is used in a trigger point injection?

Trigger point injections contain either a local anesthetic or a combination of a local anesthetic and steroids.

What are trigger point injections used for?

Trigger point injections are used to help patients manage pain caused by trigger points: painful areas of spasm within the muscle. They may also prevent the pain from spreading to the surrounding tissue.

Do trigger point injections hurt?

As with virtually any type of injection, the trigger point injection site may become sore or numb. There is also a low likelihood of skin irritation. Most often, however, the injection site will go numb immediately so you won’t feel a thing.

What to expect after trigger point injections?

Following a trigger point injection, you may feel pain relief during the initial few hours. After this effect of the anesthetic wears off, you may feel sore. Bear in mind that the pain may return as well. As for the steroid, it may take a few weeks for the drug to kick in. The effects may last weeks or even months. Results vary from person to person. Patients are encouraged to stay active within their reasonable limits going forward.

Can I drive after trigger point injections?

Driving is not recommended following the procedure. Patients are advised to have a companion drive them home. However, it is perfectly safe for the patients to drive the very next day.

How long do trigger point injections take to work?

The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and the rest time should take up to 30 minutes. The effect of the anesthetic might be immediate pain relief, whereas the steroid may take a few weeks to take effect.

How often can I get trigger point injections?

We recommend undergoing trigger point injection procedures three times a year to reap optimal benefits. Your second appointment will likely be scheduled 4 to 6 months following the first one.

Does insurance cover trigger point injections?

Depending on your insurance plan, your insurance might cover trigger point injections as a form of pain management as long as they are considered a medical necessity, that is, as long as NSAIDs (pain relievers) and physical therapy attempted previously have failed to fulfill their purpose.

Rejuvenate pain management: innovative, on-target solutions

If you’re looking to improve your arthritis condition or find ankle pain relief, reach out to us. Our innovative solutions are tailored to you so we can boost your chances of faster recovery and promote your overall wellbeing. Our medical specialists will encourage you to make lasting lifestyle changes and design the optimal course of action with your best interest at heart. Depending on your condition, we may combine trigger point injections with physical therapy, chiropractic and nutrition. Rejuvenate Medical Group has brought relief and improvement to countless loyal patients. We hope to help you too.

Let us usher in an era of effective pain management

We use the breakthroughs of advanced regenerative medicine, including the trigger point injection technique and other innovative solutions to help you better manage pain and recover from injuries. We have given our numerous San Diego patients a better chance of recovery and enabled them to experience much-needed pain relief. Reach out to find out what Rejuvenate Medical Group has to offer and see which regenerative medicine procedure would be best suited for you. But that’s not all we do: we can also help you manage weight the science-backed way. Find out why we are San Diego patients’ trusted choice.

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