Acupuncture point or trigger point injection therapy offers effective chronic pain management, especially when used in conjunction with other therapies such as massage, exercise, physical therapy and nutritional counseling.
Specific conditions that benefit from injection therapy include:
- Nerve pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Muscle spasms
Trigger points are nodules found in a tight band of muscle fiber; they often arise as a result of injuries or repetitive motions. Trigger points manifest as sensitive spots that feel like knots. When the trigger point is touched, the patient feels pain in the trigger point area as well as in referred locations. In addition to localized and referred pain, symptoms may include restricted movement, muscle weakness, tension headaches, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ), tinnitus and lower back pain.
During treatment, fine needles are used to inject certain remedies just under the skin or into the muscle of specific trigger point(s). In traditional medicine, anesthetic (lidocaine), steroids or anti-inflammatory medications are injected, but these can have serious side effects. At Natural Horizons, we inject safe homeopathic remedies that have been shown to offer dramatic results — without adverse side effects. While most patients experience immediate relief of symptoms, additional treatments are recommended because they offer progressive improvement.
NHWC performs a comprehensive exam and diagnostic evaluation to verify the cause of your pain and to identify which specific trigger points are responsible for your symptoms. Then we develop a customized, holistic treatment plan for each patient that includes trigger point injections and other treatments that may augment this therapy.