Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Injections (TPI) can be used to eliminate pesky muscle knots that can be found in muscles all over your body. By using Lidocaine, Sarapin® or a combination of both, those trigger points will begin to loosen up, providing great relief. If choosing Sarapin, the injections are made of a plant-based substance. Sarapin is a natural anti-inflammatory extract taken from the leaf and root of the Pitcher plant. Because this medicine is a naturally-derived compound, it has many advantages over the more traditional corticosteroids, which remain popular amongst many other practices. Those corticosteroids often result in numerous harmful side effects, such as damaging and weakening of your tendons, cartilage and bones.

Trigger points are essentially areas of pressure that have developed in the muscle that occur when bands of muscle experience excess tension, thereby causing pain in that particular muscle. This is often referred to as a “knot” in the back, neck, or other muscle.

These knots can cause numerous problems, including:

  • Pain in the immediate area
  • Muscle weakness
  • Referred pain that is felt in other areas
  • Restricted movement
  • Reduced spinal flexibility