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Trigger points are essentially knots that form in muscles or the surrounding fascia when the muscle does not relax. These knots, which can often be felt under the skin, irritate the surrounding nerves and cause referred pain in other parts of the body. Trigger points can form throughout the body, but the rhomboid and trapezius muscles of the back are most susceptible. To treat these painful trigger points, the physicians at Atlanta Innovative Medicine can employ a technique called trigger point injections.

Trigger point injections can be used to treat most muscle groups, including:

  • Lower back
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Legs

Our team of experienced physicians can isolate your trigger points and help you get relief. We are pleased to offer trigger point injections in our Norcross and Sandy Springs medical centers.

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We use regenerative best practices you won’t find at every medical practice, including trigger point injections that are:

  • Non-toxic, botanically derived injections
  • A safe alternative to steroid injections
  • Part of our holistic approach to pain management

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The AIM Difference

Regenerative Medicine. Reimagined.

We use regenerative best practices you won’t find at every medical practice, including trigger point injections that are:

  • Non-toxic, botanically derived injections
  • A safe alternative to steroid injections
  • Part of our holistic approach to pain management

Get started with a FREE 15-minute consultation.

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How it works
Once the exact location of the trigger point is determined, an anesthetic and steroid mixture is injected into the tissue to relax it. Depending on the severity of the trigger point, multiple injections can be made to attack it from different angles.

There are many potential causes for trigger points, and trigger point injections can be used alone or as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program as an effective pain treatment.

Does it hurt?
Trigger point injections usually hurt no more than any other injection, such as drawing blood or placing an IV. The physician will often apply a topical anesthetic to reduce pain before making the injection.

The injection site can remain tender for a few days after injection, before the anti-inflammatory properties of the injection can take effect. The steroids will remain active for roughly one month, allowing you to participate more fully in physical therapy and strengthen the muscles. Trigger point injections can thus help you achieve faster, longer-lasting back pain relief.

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