Trigger Point Injections


Trigger point injection (TPI) might be an option for dealing with discomfort in some individuals. TPI is a treatment utilized to deal with uncomfortable areas of muscle mass which contain trigger factors, or knots of muscle mass that develop when muscles do not loosen up. Often times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points might irritate the nerves around them as well as create referred discomfort, or discomfort that is really felt in an additional part of the body.

What Occurs During a Trigger Point Injection?

In the TPI treatment, Dr Gleis inserts a little needle right into the person’s trigger point. The injection includes a local anesthetic or saline, as well as may consist of a corticosteroid. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and also the discomfort is eased. Commonly, a short course of treatment will certainly cause continual alleviation. Shots are given at one of three of Dr Gleis’s office locations and also generally take just a few mins. Several locations may be injected in one office visit.