What are Trigger Point Injections?

What Are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger points injections certainly sound intimidating yet there is no logical or rational reason to fear this helpful treatment modality. If you have pain, soreness, knots, or sensitivity at your body’s trigger points, meaning the sensitive parts of muscles, you will benefit from trigger point injections. Physical therapy might also help alleviate your pain, yet therapy should also be supplemented or possibly even replaced by trigger point injections. These injections are ideal for those who have ongoing pain in one or several trigger points.


Trigger point injections target the back, neck, legs, and arms. Some patients have also benefitted from this unique treatment modality when dealing with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and/or headaches. Trigger point injections soothe muscle pain including those dreaded knots that form within the muscles that prevent you from kicking back, relaxing, and living the good life.


The trigger point injection process is quicker, easier, and less painful than most patients assume.

Our team is here to ensure you are completely comfortable before, during, and after your trigger point injection.

You can lie down or sit for your injection. The doctor will apply pressure to the affected muscle to pinpoint the exact area where pain occurs. The trigger point injection needle containing a combination of anesthetic and steroid is inserted into the body site, providing essential relief.


Plenty of our patients dealing with physical pain require more than one trigger point injection.

If you need multiple trigger points injected at Principal Spine, don’t lose sleep worrying about these injections!

We can easily inject several body sites in a couple of minutes so you can return to your normal daily activities without a lengthy wait in our office.

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

The primary benefit of trigger point injections is to reduce pain at trigger point sites. A thin needle is inserted into the trigger point to transmit a local anesthetic/corticosteroid. This injection inactivates the trigger point, relieving muscle pain.


Though your trigger point injection might spur slight pain or a twitch response, this reaction is perfectly normal and will be temporary. After injection, you will be empowered to live an active life without crippling pain.


Take it easy the first couple of days after your trigger point injection and you will find the days that follow are nearly pain-free or completely painless.

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Conditions Treated

Trigger point injections are widely revered throughout the medical community as a highly effective form of pain relief. If you have pain or nagging soreness at any trigger point site in your body, you owe it to yourself to consider trigger point injections. Pain in your back, legs, arms, or neck is a clear sign that you are likely to benefit from trigger point injections. These injections have also proven successful in treating debilitating pain resulting from fibromyalgia.


Plenty of patients saddled by headaches, including those of the migraine variety, also benefit from trigger point injections. If you have been diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome, you are also likely to enjoy significant pain relief with periodic trigger point injections.

Contact Us

If you think you might be a candidate for trigger point injections, then please schedule a consultation with one of our pain management doctors. To schedule an appointment, please call Carrollton our clinic at (972) 316-7270 or our Denton clinic at (940) 222-8943.