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Trigger Point Injection Therapy

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Trigger Point Injections

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With trigger point injections, you can treat pain, improve range of motion, and recover from injury faster than you would normally. You can even treat chronic stubborn areas or scarred adhesions.

Trigger Point injections can be a safe and efficient way to support your recovery from pain and injury and are a great addition to the many integrative medicine services offered by the Rebel Med Northwest Team!

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Trigger Point Injections with Rebel Med NW

Trigger point injections are a unique way to manage myofascial pain using a variety of healing substances that are injected right into a tender point in the muscle, called a “trigger point”. Trigger points are often described by patients as “knots” or tension in the muscle that can’t seem to be relieved after typical bodywork applications such as massage or normal acupuncture methods. Trigger point injections can include sterile water or saline, homeopathic injectables including Traumeel or arnica, anesthetics like lidocaine and procaine, or certain nutrients like magnesium or vitamin b12. With trigger point injections, you can treat pain, improve range of motion, and recover from injury faster than you would normally. You can even treat chronic stubborn areas or scarred adhesions.

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What to Expect

An office visit is required to evaluate and treat by either a naturopathic physician or acupuncturist trained in bio-puncture techniques unless otherwise referred by your physician prior to receiving treatment. Not all patients may benefit from trigger point injections, and when a thorough history and physical exam takes place the provider will determine the necessity for treatment recommendations and if you can benefit from trigger point injection therapy.

These medications help to block inflammation. Inflammatory substances in the muscle produce pain by sensitizing nerve endings and receptors. In addition, the physical force of the fluid helps to break muscle spasms and adhesions.

Trigger point injections are very safe. Patients may feel some injection site tenderness following the injection as the local anesthetic wears off.

Injection substances: Nutrients or local anesthetic medications, typically a 1% or 2% solution is used of lidocaine or procaine, while additionally being diluted by sterile water or saline. Used to help create a pain-relieving effect with trigger point injection and assist in therapeutic response. Procaine is preferred over lidocaine due to several reasons: Procaine is metabolized locally into dimethylaminoethanol (DEAE) and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA); DEAE is thought to increase acetylcholine while PABA is part of the folic acid molecule. So in this sense, procaine serves as a nutritive to damaged muscles. Lidocaine is longer acting and metabolizes in the liver; the possibility for achieving lidocaine toxicity is much greater than that of procaine, especially in the event of multiple injections in a short time period. Having experienced previous adverse reactions to local anesthetics is a contraindication to using either one of these injectants.

Local anesthetics also have the effect of blocking sodium channels, thereby preventing depolarization. This has the overall effect of decreasing muscle hyperirritability in the local area of injection.

Other injectants include vitamins B1, B6, or B12, homeopathics, sterile water, or magnesium sulfate. Each one has its considerations; however, the clinical success of trigger point therapy is dependent on operator technique, patient metabolism, and physical response to treatment when combined with other treatment modalities to maximize efficacy.

These medications help to block inflammation. Inflammatory substances in the muscle produce pain by sensitizing nerve endings and receptors. In addition, the physical force of the fluid helps to break muscle spasms and adhesions.

Insurance: In some instances trigger point injections can be billed to insurance if deemed medically necessary by the provider and coverage exists for the insurance plan, please talk to our front desk staff if you would like to use your insurance if you have coverage for trigger point injection benefits with one of our naturopathic physicians and your insurance plan. Price may vary depending on the patient’s insurance deductible, copay, and plan benefits. The patient is responsible for understanding their insurance benefits for all covered and non-covered services including materials charges. Please contact 206–297-6013 if you have any questions.

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  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Neck Pain – acute or chronic
  • Back Pain/Low Back Pain – acute or chronic
  • & Many More

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Introductory Offer $50

Trigger Point Injection Appointment

  • Initial evaluation of symptoms with acupuncturist or naturopathic physician
  • Includes treatment, and cost of materials for treatment
  • Does NOT include Evaluation & Management visit fee
  • Comprehensive plan recommendation for future care.
  • Free lymphatic support tablets with treatment
  • Packages are available, or contact your insurance company to ask about coverage

Our Trigger Point Providers

Consider meeting with one of our trigger point specialists to explore how you might use trigger point injections to get you improved motion and decreased pain. Our Naturopathic Physicians and Acupuncturists each have their own unique protocols of trigger point and bodywork recommendations for your needs.

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