Trigger points are pressure points, which have developed within the muscle. They are bands of muscles that have become too tight and may be felt as a painful area within the muscle of the body or the spine. When people commonly speak of having a “knot” in their neck or back they are referring to these. Trigger points, or knots, can result in pain in the direct or surrounding area, muscle weakness and restricted spinal movement and flexibility.
Our medical doctors at Pure Health, Aurora, Illinois, specialize in the treatment of this condition through trigger point injection therapy. These injections are always performed by a medical provider, and only take a matter of minutes. The medication(s) used are customized to each patients needs. Our goal with most trigger point therapy is to reduce localized inflammatory reactions, improve tissue tonicity and restore normal muscle hydration. Consider trigger point therapy for the irritated muscle that is full of knots and is like “beef jerky”. Trigger point therapy can restore the tissue back to “beef tenderloin.”