If you suffer from chronic pain and are not finding relief from conventional care and looking for long-term relief of pain flares. We can help! Read more below to see if trigger point therapy is right for you.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
If you are suffering from an acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, trigger point therapy maybe right for you.
Trigger points are areas located in muscles that produce referred patterns of pain when pressed or irritated. This can lead to chronic muscle pain, persistent pain, headaches, migraines, spasms, and decreased range of motion.
What causes trigger points?
Most commonly they are the result of overuse injury for example computer work, tennis/golfer’s elbow, excessive activity, or trauma which compresses local nerves.
How do you treat trigger points?
Trigger points can be treated with injection of natural substances such as homeopathic remedies or specific vitamins or minerals. The injections work to decrease inflammation, break the pain cycle, improve blood flow, and promote healing.
Trigger point therapy is very safe and typically an exam and allergy test is done prior to injection, most people report immediate reduction in symptoms.
Typically, 1-2 injections a week for several weeks, works synergistically with other alternative treatments like acupuncture for faster and more long-term resolution of pain.
To learn more about how we can help treat your chronic pain, the first step is to set-up your initial consult. Please call our office at (425) 686-4498.
Dr. Ellie Heintze
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University