An Advancement on Dry Needling with Trigger Point Injections.

"Trigger Point injection is recommended because it reduces the intensity and duration of post-injection soreness compared with that produced by dry needling."
- CZ Hong MD,  University of California-Irvine.

"Between the methods, all were significantly effective in Myofascial pain syndrome treatment; however, Trigger point injection groups had slightly better results than the Dry Needling group."
Comparison of ozone and lidocaine injection efficacy vs dry needling in myofascial pain syndrome patients - Journal of Pain Research

What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is an irritable, painful muscle band or palpable knot that causes localized or referred pain. Trigger point injections are intended to relax the area of pain and spasm allowing improved blood flow to the irritated trigger point.

How do we identify it and treat it?
Diagnostic ultrasound helps provide visible, high-resolution images of injured areas without using radiation or causing patients further discomfort. Ultrasound imaging is safe and noninvasive. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is always comfortable for patients and can be used as many times as necessary. Musculoskeletal ultrasound improves accuracy of treatments, helping to differentiate muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and nerves. It is extremely useful to locate the precise injured area.
Patients find it very helpful to see these areas of the body in recognizing areas of pain. When being treated for severe chronic pain, there is a higher rate of accuracy and comfort during the injection.

What are the risks?
The risk of complication from a trigger point injection is very low. Complications such as bleeding and infection at the injection site are uncommon. However, you may have temporary soreness or numbness at the injection site.
What conditions do Trigger Point Injections work best to treat?
  • Fibromyalgia ,
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Acute trauma
  • Repetitive minor injuries can lead to the development of trigger points.
How to find out more?
Call Cindy at Centered Health & Wellness to schedule your free consultation with the Medical Staff to discuss how it may help you. 
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Dr Corey Idrogo

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