Trigger Point Injections
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN
What is a trigger point injection?
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection in Knoxville, TN pain clinic takes only a few minutes to complete.
Trigger point injection procedure
In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned comfortably. The physician presses and pinches the skin to locate the trigger point. Once it has been identified, the physician cleanses the overlying skin. A topical anesthetic may be used to temporarily numb the skin.
PreparationIn preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned comfortably. The physician presses and pinches the skin to locate the trigger point. Once it has been identified, the physician cleanses the overlying skin. A topical anesthetic may be used to temporarily numb the skin.
Medication InjectedThe physician carefully inserts a needle through the skin and into the trigger point. The physician injects an anesthetic mixture into the trigger point. This causes the trigger point to relax. If the trigger point does not relax completely after the first injection, the physician may adjust the needle’s position and give additional injections.
End of ProcedureWhen the injection is complete, the physician removes the needle. A small bandage may be placed over the injection site. The patient may be encouraged to stretch and move the muscle after the injection.
Trigger point injections in Knoxville, TN
To relieve long-lasting pain in muscles, a doctor can use trigger point injections to reduce inflammation and tension. It can help many patients feel better. If you’re looking for a doctor who can effectively perform trigger point injections in Knoxville, Omega Pain Management offers personalized diagnosis and treatment to manage your pain and improve your health. Don’t let chronic pain stop you from living your life – contact Dr. Igor Smelyansky today at (865) 337-5137 to learn more about this treatment option and how it can help you feel better in the long run.