About Trigger Point Injections
As we get older your body starts to lose its ability to regenerate, which makes us susceptible to painful, degenerative conditions. When left untreated these conditions threaten the lifestyles that we all work so hard to obtain.
With the medical division of our clinic, we want to provide patients with the fantastic results traditional medical treatments provide, but also greatly minimize the side effects. And when possible, use more natural substances that are used in many European countries and elsewhere. We ultimately want to address the root cause of the issue, and not just cover up symptoms. Below are some of the therapies and treatments we provide.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger points are knots of muscle that are created when muscles cannot relax. It is possible to feel these knots under the skin. Trigger Points usually irritate the nerves around them and cause a pain that is felt in another part of the body, known as a referred pain. Trigger point injections are used to help relieve pain associated with neck pain, back pain, low back pain, sciatica and headaches to name a few. Most trigger point injections performed in clinics utilize corticosteroids to reduce pain. The corticosteroids reduce the inflammation in the effected tissues, which reduces the pain. However, corticosteroids also have a side effect of causing scar tissue and adhesions in the injected soft tissue. Scar tissue and adhesions can ultimate alter the function of the tissues and create additional problems long term.
SARAPIN® is a plant derived natural substance that we utilize when doing trigger point injections. It gives pain relief, but does not create scar tissue and adhesions in the tissues. SARAPIN® has been used safely and effectively for pain management by physicians for over 70 years, is harmless, and has had no adverse events associated with it in it’s 70 year history. You can learn more about SARAPIN® at the website www.sarapin.com
Advanced medical research indicates that allograft collected from a consenting mother and healthy baby’s umbilical cord have the potential to combat this by providing the connective tissue, proteins, and growth factors needed to promote strength, vitality and healing of damaged tissue. This allows your bodies natural innate ability to heal itself.
Conditions we treat…Knee Pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain to name a few.