Trigger Point Injections
Muscles that are in constant spasm due to fatigue, stress or nerve damage can form knots, further irritating surrounding nerves.
Unlike traditional steroid injections, Trigger Point Injection therapy (TPI) is an all-natural anti-inflammatory that relaxes the muscles and relieves pressure on the nerves.
While our first course of action here at the Institute for Functional Health is to design a functional health and chiropractic treatment, we also believe that there is a time and place to consider trigger point injections for the temporary relief of pain at a specific site.
And the use of TPI with this non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment means we are able to treat muscles throughout the body including the neck, shoulders, arms, lower back, and legs.
Why Visit Us For This Treatment?
Traditional medicine's use of steroidal or anti-inflammatory injections have proven highly effective at treating acute pain that may be a result of traumatic injury such as an auto accident or sports injury.
As with any medication, there are side effects from the injections, most commonly temporary pain at the site of the injection. If the injection contains a steroid, there are also complications that can arise with introducing a steroid into your body, such as weight gain, increase in blood sugar levels, water retention, and suppression of your body's own production of cortizone.
In keeping with our speciality of functional medicine, we instead utilize lidocaine as an alternative medication to steroids. This is a more effective alternative because lidocaine does not effect blood sugar levels, or suppress liver or kidney function. Under the supervision of Dr. Khym Zarzuela, D.O., our team is very experienced with incorporating these injections into a targeting treatment plan to permanently relieve the pain. The combination of these minimally invasive therapies and natural therapy ensures safe and effective treatment without a reliance on an endless cycle of pain medications.
This type of pain management therapy is covered by many health insurance providers. When you call the office to schedule your free Physical Medicine Discovery Day appointment, we can check on your insurance coverage as well. Schedule your Discovery Day today so we can help you to determine if joint injections are an appropriate treatment for your current situation.