What are trigger point injections?
Trigger point injections at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX may be an option for treating your pain. You may struggle with muscle pain daily with "knots" or areas that are highly sensitive to touch (called trigger points). You may even be able to feel knots under your skin when your muscles don't relax. The agonizing pain you feel from aching trigger points and referred pain from nearby irritated nerves can be addressed with functional medicine. This is why our medical director and board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, offers trigger point injections to his patients who need them most.
Our trigger point therapies are medical-grade injections made of special solutions that may include vitamins, minerals, local anesthetics, small amounts of steroids, ozone, or homeopathic remedies. If you would like to learn more about our trigger point injections and other pain management interventions, please reach out to our office today.
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"I highly recommend the Kotsanis Institute for health care. The staff is extremely kind and understanding. Their care is exceptional for cancer, allergies, lyme diseases along with other diseases. They work with conventional doctors to provide the best care possible for each unique situation. I highly recommend Kotsanis Institute!!"- M.F. / Yelp / Dec 30, 2020
Who needs trigger point therapy?
Dr. Kotsanis and his team at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine will meet with you in a consultation to determine which pain management technique is right for you. Trigger point injections may provide you with relief from pain in your muscles, tendons, joints, back, or head. Many muscle groups can be addressed, such as the muscles in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. In addition, trigger point injections can help to treat tension headaches, fibromyalgia episodes, and myofascial pain that doesn't respond well to other treatments. However, the effectiveness of trigger point injections for treating myofascial pain is still under study.
Our Trigger Point Injection Technique
Once it has been determined that trigger point injections could be beneficial for your condition, one of our experienced health care professionals will insert a small needle into your painful trigger point. These injections may contain a local anesthetic, saline, or other substances, such as homeopathic remedies, corticosteroids, or ozone treatments. With the injections, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain should be alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Injections will be given in the office and usually take only a few minutes to complete. Several sites may be injected in one visit as well.
How often can I have trigger point injections?
Dr. Kotsanis will provide you with a detailed pain management plan when he offers you trigger point injections. Many patients have trigger point injections from as often as every other day to once per week right after an acute injury. The frequency of injections for chronic pain management vary from patient to patient.
After a trigger point injection, you should be able to resume your normal activities the same day.
Treat Yourself Well With Trigger Point therapy
As a part of pain management at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, we proudly offer trigger point injections for our patients. When you need acute or chronic pain intervention, you can reach out to Dr. Kotsanis for assistance. Come see us in Grapevine, TX to discover your pain relief options with trigger point injections.