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What Is An Option For Getting Rid Of These Knots AKA Trigger Points In My Back?

If you’re struggling with muscle pain or stiffness, lidocaine trigger point injections can be a highly effective treatment option. These injections involve injecting a local anesthetic called lidocaine directly into the affected muscle knot, which works by numbing the area and reducing muscle tension to provide pain relief and improved mobility.

Compared to steroid injections, which can have numerous side effects such as weight gain, mood swings, and increased blood sugar levels, lidocaine trigger point injections have fewer side effects. Lidocaine only affects the area where it’s injected, making it a much safer treatment option than steroid injections.

Research has shown that lidocaine trigger point injections are highly effective in treating a variety of muscle pain conditions. One study published in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation found that lidocaine trigger point injections were significantly more effective than steroid injections in treating myofascial pain syndrome.

Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition characterized by the presence of trigger points in the muscles. The study compared the effectiveness of the two treatments in reducing pain and improving function and found that lidocaine injections were superior to steroid injections in both areas.

Another study published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain found that lidocaine trigger point injections were effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and soft tissues.

At Bell District Physical Medicine in Cedar Park, Texas, we offer lidocaine trigger point injections and have seen excellent results in patients with muscle pain and stiffness. During the procedure, our medical provider will sterilize the injection site and administer the lidocaine directly into the trigger point using a small needle.

The procedure is relatively quick, taking less than 10 minutes, and patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after. While some mild soreness or discomfort at the injection site is normal, it should resolve on its own within a day or two.

Lidocaine trigger point injections are a safe and effective way to treat muscle pain and stiffness. They work by targeting the specific muscle knot that’s causing pain or discomfort and can provide relief for several weeks or even months. In addition to providing pain relief, lidocaine trigger point injections can also help improve mobility and reduce the need for pain medications.

If you’re experiencing muscle pain or stiffness and would like to learn more about lidocaine trigger point injections, contact Bell District Physical Medicine in Cedar Park, Texas. Our medical provider can evaluate your symptoms and determine if this treatment option is right for you. We believe in providing comprehensive care for all of our patients, and we’re committed to helping you live a pain-free life.

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