Trigger point injections are injections that contain medication into very specific points on your body, called “trigger points,” to block pain. In most cases, trigger point injections contain a local anesthetic. They may also contain a corticosteroid to bring down inflammation.
Medical massage is a type of massage designed to improve pain, promote healing, and enhance your overall wellness. During a medical massage, a practitioner uses touch to manipulate your muscles and other soft tissues to increase blood flow. In addition to relieving your pain and improving your condition, medical massage also helps relieve stress so you can relax and heal.
The goal of physical therapy is to improve your condition through directed exercises. These exercises increase your mobility, enhance your flexibility, and improve the stability and strength in specific parts of your body.
Trigger point therapy, medical massage, or physical therapy may be appropriate for a wide range of conditions. You may benefit from one of these treatment options if you have:
If you aren’t sure whether these treatments are right for you, consult Dr. Craig for more information. In many cases, Dr. Craig will recommend a combination of treatments to give you the best results.
Both medical massage and physical therapy are non-invasive and unlikely to cause any serious complications or noticeable side effects.
Trigger point injections are minimally invasive, but they’re still considered generally safe, and the risk of complications is low. Dr. Craig will explain any risks associated with your treatments before you schedule your first session.
The number of sessions required for medical massage, trigger point injections, or physical therapy will vary based on your condition, as well as the type of treatment you choose. Dr. Craig can tell you how many sessions you may need when you begin treatment. The number of sessions needed may change based on your progress.
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