Both of these treatments are effective at relieving muscle pain, especially in your arms, legs, lower back and neck. These treatments can also be used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches. and myofascial pain.
Dry needling is intended to stimulate the tissue and alter the signals between the brain and muscles, allowing a to return to a more normal movement pattern. The needles may need to stay inserted for a period of time ranging from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, depending on what type of pain is being treated and how long it has lasted.
Trigger point injections, on the other hand, use targeted medication to chemically coax the knotted muscle into releasing. This type of treatment is a more straightforward approach for those who may be anxious about the dry needling process and may be a more rapid therapy for patients dealing with extreme pain, or pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
The first step in learning which trigger point procedure is best for you is scheduling an appointment with a qualified physician. The physicians at SpineOne can diagnose the severity of your trigger point, help identify the root cause of the problem, and can suggest a treatment plan for long term pain relief. To schedule a same day evaluation with a SpineOne physician, call 303-367-2225, or contact us on our website.