Trigger Point Injections

Republic Spine and Pain

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in North Austin, Austin, TX, Leander, TX, & Georgetown, TX

Trigger points are small knots in your muscles that are very sensitive to touch or pressure. Because trigger points can become seriously painful, the board-certified pain specialists at Republic Spine and Pain offer trigger point injection treatments at the practice’s locations in Austin, Leander, and Georgetown, Texas. Find out how trigger point injections can relieve pain and muscle tension by booking an evaluation online today. You can also call either clinic directly to schedule.

Trigger Point Injections Q & A

What causes trigger points? 

Trigger point knots in your muscles can lead to serious pain and discomfort. They typically develop in your upper back in your shoulder area, although you can have trigger points and overly tight muscles anywhere in your neck and back. 

If you have trigger points, which occur when your muscles can’t relax, they may be caused by or linked to:

  • Overexertion from exercise or training
  • Injuries, including sports injuries
  • Muscle tension or spasms 
  • Overuse from work

You may be able to feel trigger point knots just by rubbing your muscles. They’re usually very sore and tender to the touch. With trigger point injection treatments, though, you won’t have to live with agonizing trigger point pain another day. 

How does a trigger point injection work?

Republic Spine and Pain understands how debilitating trigger points can become. To help you get relief, your dedicated physician can inject a solution of anesthetics and steroids directly into the tense areas (you can have more than one trigger point treated during a single visit). 

The trigger point solution provides fast relief from serious muscle pain and stops muscle contractions, while also relieving inflammation over time. Most patients at Republic Spine and Pain find that their trigger point discomfort improves dramatically shortly after their session is complete. 

Are trigger point injections painful?

It’s common to feel a split-second pinch or burning sensation from the needle when you get a trigger point injection at Republic Spine and Pain. But the needle is very small, so you shouldn’t experience much (if any) discomfort. 

Is there any downtime after a trigger point injection?

Trigger point injections have little-to-no side effects and a very short recovery period. While you can certainly leave the office at Republic Spine and Pain and return to most of your normal activities, your doctor typically recommends avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a few days. 

Trigger point injections from Republic Spine and Pain are quick, so you can conveniently book your treatment during your lunch hour.  

Book your trigger point injection appointment at Republic Spine and Pain by clicking on the online scheduling feature. You can also call the office nearest you to schedule a visit.