Trigger Point Injection
Frequently a major component of chronic pain is tight, contracted or spastic muscle that is resistant to stretch, massage or mobilization therapies. Muscles are held in contraction by nerve impulses to the local neuromuscular junctions. The result is that perpetual inappropriate impulses cause a continuous muscle contraction. By injecting the affected neuromuscular trigger point, it is possible to break the ongoing pattern of spasm, allowing muscle to release and eventual return to normal function.
Evidence indicates that Trigger Point Injection: