Soft Tissue Injections
When your body is in a relaxed state, your muscles should feel supple and pliable. As you push on a resting muscle, you should feel it give way to the pressure and then release… the muscle should not feel like a rock or golf ball under the skin!
Muscles that are damaged or overworked can become so stressed that they actually lose the ability to relax. This continuous tightening and constant spasm of the muscle bands can form painful knots, also known as Trigger Points. Trigger Points feel like a bulge or lump under the skin, and result in pain in the immediate area, pain in surrounding areas, muscle weakness and limited mobility. Trigger Points most often develop in the neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back areas.
Our clinic understands how debilitating Trigger Points are, but we also know how successfully they can be healed with the right treatment. Unlike other muscle spasms, the tension associated with Trigger Points is not easily released through stretching, massage therapy or ultra sound treatments.
What are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections are used in releasing painful muscle spasms associated with individual muscles. Trigger point injections are used in very small doses. Many patients experience a substantial decrease in symptoms and an increase in the overall healing process. The following are two injections, we use for trigger points:
• Lidocaine is an injectable medication that can be used to numb a joint or treat muscle pain. Research shows that manipulative therapy and injections used to inactivate trigger points can provide prompt relief of painful symptoms related to joint and muscle ailments.
• Sarapin is a non-toxic, natural substance that has been used for decades as a natural alternative to traditional medications. Sarapin does not damage of weaken your cartilage, bones or tendons and can be injected nearly anywhere in the body. This natural substance is commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, sciatic pain and intercostal neuralgia.
A joint injection is a “shot” into a joint (knee, shoulder or sacroiliac joint). The shot contains a plant-based anti-inflammatory (Sarapin) and a local anesthetic (Lidocaine).
These injections can be used to treat many different conditions including: arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, etc. Joint injections are intended to help alleviate inflammation and provide some pain relief.
Sacro Iliac Injections
Sacroiliac Joint Injection injections are primarily therapeutic injections. These injections eliminate pain and inflammation temporarily by filling the SI joint with an anti-inflammatory medication and anesthetic medication that numbs the joint, the ligaments, and joint capsule around the SI joint and helps with inflammation.
Injections in the shoulder joint are necessary for therapeutic reasons in the course of treatment for shoulder pain. The Injection consists of local anesthesia and Serapin, mixed together.
Hip Joint Injections
If the hip joint is arthritic, has an injury or is experiencing mechanical stress, one may experience hip, buttock, leg or low back pain. A hip joint injection should be considered for patients with these symptoms. The injection can help relieve the pain, and decreases inflammation and improves range of motion.