Trigger Point Therapy is used to treat chronic headaches,
muscle tension, and fibromyalgia.
Trigger points are areas in muscle fibers that become short, tight and uncomfortable. If you have a knot or tight area that keeps coming back, it’s probably a trigger point. Trigger points are often a result of trauma, injury or overuse. Left untreated these trigger points can cause serious problems with pain and movement and posture. Trigger point therapy is also used treat chronic headaches, muscle tension, and fibromyalgia.
The various types of Trigger Point Therapies offered
at Choice Restorative Medicine include:
In this procedure, a small needle containing an anesthetic or corticosteroid is inserted into the patient’s trigger point area. This allows us to make the trigger point inactive, thereby immediately eliminating pain. Typical treatments take only a few minutes.
This non-surgical technique relieves soft tissue injuries through a unique set of tools designed remove soft tissues.
Examples of soft tissue injuries that can benefit from the Graston Technique include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle knots and tension
- Old scar tissues
- Plantar fasciitis
- IT band syndorome
- Any sort of repetitive stress injury (including sports related injuries)
At Choice Restorative Medicine, our laser uses a light that is designed to stimulate your body to heal itself faster. It boosts the cellular function and improves circulation to the area which promotes faster healing. With trigger points, the laser can help break up the scar tissue and improve the muscle function
This technique can be used to treat a variety of injuries, including:
- Sports injuries
- Pain tension
- Neuropathy and swelling
- Carpal tunnel
- Skin disorders
- Nerve damage
- Joint damage
- Plantar fasciitis
Often patients with cervical spine subluxations have higher instances of trigger points located at the base of their skull.
Botox works by blocking the nerves that send pain messages to the brain.
Botox injections, the only FDA-approved treatment for headaches and migraines, can actually prevent a headache or migraine before they start.
A typical treatment is given over two sessions and last approximately 12 weeks.
Before you begin any Trigger Point Therapy services at Choice Restorative Medicine, you will receive a thorough evaluation and consultation that includes a complete review of your medical history.
For more information on our full range of Trigger Point Therapy services, please contact our office at (412) 364-9699.