Trigger Point Injections
HOW TRIGGER POINTS CAUSE PAIN
Trigger points are extremely painful knots in muscles that are usually felt in a localized area. Trigger points are persistently painful, and the pain increases when the muscle contracts or when pressure is applied to the area. The knots or lumps that form beneath the skin are a result of a piece of the tissue surrounding your muscle, called the myofascia, contracting and remaining constricted. The condition restricts vital blood flow to the area and radiates pain to the areas surrounding the affected tissue. Trigger points are most often located in the back, shoulders, and neck.
Unfortunately, trigger points won’t go away on their own. Some trigger points may go dormant and stop radiating constant pain, these are called latent trigger points. Latent trigger points still cause significant, crippling pain when any pressure is applied and are tender to the touch. If left untreated latent trigger points can cause chronic stiffness and weakness in the affected area, irregular movement patterns, and limited muscle ability. Latent trigger points are always subject to aggravation which could be anything from an awkward sleeping position to stress. When agitated latent trigger points can reactivate and cause constant severe pain.
Trigger points are most often caused by factors related to lifestyle choices.
Common causes of Trigger points:
Overuse or trauma to muscles
Poor posture and other conditions like some joint disorders, obesity, hormonal changes and spinal conditions.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP A NEW APPROACH TO TREATING INJURIES
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets have been scientifically proven to be a great source of vital healing components. With advanced techniques, we can concentrate and process these regenerative healing properties in a simple outpatient setting.
Not all PRP is the same. We utilize a proprietary methodology developed by a world renowned regenerative medicine scientist. These proven production methodologies yield highly reproducible results.
Our PRP has the right composition: High platelet concentration, high density of growth factors and a very low white blood cell count. It is also “custom tailored” depending upon the specific condition we’re treating.
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HOW DOES P.E.N.S HELP PAIN?
P.E.N.S is a minimally invasive electrical stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain. P.E.N.S is used to deliver non-painful electrical stimulation. Expected benefits are to reduce / eliminate chronic and referred pain, reduced swelling, reduce muscle spasm, relaxation / re-education, increase mobility without pain, increase stabilization of spinal muscles, decreased usage of opioids and may help with ADLs. Call for a complimentary consultation to see if P.E.N.S is right for you.