What are Trigger Point Injections?

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.

In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned comfortably. The provider presses and pinches the skin to locate the trigger point. Once it has been identified, the provider cleanses the overlying skin. A topical anesthetic may be used to temporarily numb the skin.

Are Trigger Point Injections An Effective Treatment For Headaches?

Trigger Point Injections for Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, be they migraines or tension headaches, chronically or just every once in awhile, you have likely tried (or possibly even exhausted) all of the over the counter treatment options readily available. While many people find relief from NSAID painkillers, they are not an effective treatment option over a long period of time given the sometimes scary side effects associated with prolonged use. Luckily, patients seeking treatment for headaches have more options than ever. Trigger point injections for headaches can be effective on their own or as part of a comprehensive treatment for headaches, depending on a variety of factors which should be evaluated by a medical professional. Read more

Trigger Points and Release Techniques


Trigger points

In its most basic terms, a trigger point is an exceptionally sensitive area of skeletal muscle. You might have noticed one and recognized it as a “knot” in your back or, more rarely, an extremity like a leg. Read more