Trigger Point Injections Specialist

Washington Integrative Health

Chiropractors & Integrative Medicine located in Washington, DC

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, it could be due to knots of muscles called trigger points. Rashida Cohen, DC, and her experienced team at Washington Integrative Health in Washington, D.C., use innovative treatments like trigger point injections to relieve painful conditions such as neck and back pain. To see how trigger point injections can manage your pain, call Washington Integrative Health or schedule an appointment online today.

Trigger Point Injections Q & A

What are trigger point injections?

Trigger points are areas of muscle irritation or spasming in your muscles or fascia tissue that cause pain. When muscles are in constant spasm or chronically tense, they become irritated and inflamed, which prompts more muscle spasming.

Unlike joint injections that reduce pain by delivering anti-inflammatory medications, trigger point injections are designed to disrupt your pain cycle by blocking muscle spasms. When your muscles are unable to contract, they become relaxed.

Trigger point injections usually contain corticosteroids, anesthetic medications, or a combination of both. They’re so effective, they typically provide immediate results, though your provider at Washington Integrative Health might recommend multiple treatments based on your condition.

What conditions respond to trigger point injections?

Dr. Cohen and her team at Washington Integrative Health recommend trigger point injections to manage a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders
  • Chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome

You can also find relief for both repetitive injuries or acute injuries with trigger point injections.

When left ignored, the pain associated with trigger points can radiate to other parts of your body.

What can I expect from trigger point injections?

Dr. Cohen’s team administers trigger point injections on site at Washington Integrative Health during an office visit. You can expect to have:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced swelling and inflammation
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • Faster recovery times

After your treatment, your injection, you might have a mild bruise or swelling at the treatment site.

While trigger point injections can offer immediate results, your provider might recommend a series of injections for maximum benefit.

What are the benefits of trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections are a minimally invasive treatment that effectively manages chronic pain. Unlike surgery, there are few risks with this therapy, and virtually no downtime. When used in combination with other therapies, trigger point injections are even more effective.

Based on your condition, your provider at Washington Integrative Health might also suggest:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical therapy

For safe and effective pain treatments like trigger point injections, call Washington Integrative Health or schedule an appointment online today.