Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure

A Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure is an injection into the tender (trigger) point of the soft tissue of the muscle, which is the likely cause of your muscle tenderness and pain.

Why is a Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure helpful?

It is helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of your muscle tenderness and pain, which is likely due to a disorder of your muscle/nerve junction. Two medications are used for the injection: a shorter-acting local anesthetic numbing agent and a longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent. You will likely experience temporary pain relief after the injection due to the shorter-acting local anesthetic numbing agent. Then, you will likely experience longer pain relief after the injection due to the longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent.

What happens during a Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure?

You will be asked to get into a comfortable position on the procedure table. The skin at the site to be injected will be cleaned with an anti-bacterial solution. You will experience an initial sting at the injection site, as a very small procedure needle will be introduced through the skin into the muscle. Then, the clinician will inject the medications into your Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point. The injection procedure itself is brief, usually lasting less than 5 minutes.

What happens after a Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure?

You will be observed for your response to the injection. You may become a little sore at the soft tissues of the procedure site, which is normal and to be expected. You may apply an ice-pack to the sore area of the procedure site. The soreness at the procedure site should go away in a couple of days. Your muscle tenderness and pain may return when the shorter-acting local anesthetic numbing agent wears-off after a few hours, which is normal and to be expected. It usually takes 48 to 72 hours to experience longer-term pain relief from the longer-acting anti-inflammatory steroid agent. A follow-up appointment will be made for you.

Can I go to work the next day after a Muscle/Nerve Trigger Point Injection Procedure?

You can return to work the next day.

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