Back pain can be caused by myofascial trigger points. These are areas of pain in the upper back and behind the shoulders. The two target back muscles are the rhomboid and trapezius. Trigger points in these areas can cause neck pain, shoulder pain and headache. Cleveland chiropractors treatment of trigger points in skeletal muscles is important for proper pain management.
Trigger points can also be described as sensitive spots in the soft tissues. Some have referred to these areas of pain as mini-cramps, spasms or knots. These areas are formed when the muscles do not relax.
Medications such as Methocarbamol are prescribed to treat spasms but when this is not effective a trigger point injection (TPI) can be the best treatment.
A TPI can be an anesthetic like lidocaine (Xylocaine), bupivacaine (Marcaine), corticosteroid or a mixture including lidocaine. The TPI is used for pain management and injected, via a small needle, directly into the trigger point.
The injections take just a few minutes and a small course will result in sustained relief. A small needle is inserted into the trigger point. This is an outpatient treatment which is done at our full-service clinic.
TPIs can be used for the treatment of other conditions including fibromyalgia and tension headaches.
At Physicians Medical Group of Cleveland (located in Parma) we provide a wide array of injections including medial branch block, Facet Joint, selective nerve root block, sacroillac joint and Botox.
If you are having any form of upper or lower back pain and have not found an effective treatment, please call us for a same day appointment.
Our massive clinic is over 4,000 square feet and our team of doctors been providing chiropractic services, sports medicine, surgical procedures and physical therapy to the Cleveland area for over 29 years.