Trigger Point Injection for Car Accident Injuries with Dr. Lee, ND, L.Ac
In order to combat trigger points and the radiating pain, one can receive TPI’s, also known as trigger point injections. These injections contain an anesthetic, such as lidocaine, that immediately numbs the pain that the trigger point causes. However, not only do these injections give immediate relief, they also help long term. First, the needle from the injection manually stimulates a muscular release. Once the lidocaine is injected into the trigger point, the nerves that are being trapped and irritated are also released. Second, the anesthetic stops the pain cycle from occurring. Overall, this process further relaxes the muscle and halts the radiating pain.