Trigger Point Therapy in Chicago IL

Tennis elbow is the common name given to pain originating on the elbowsoutside or lateral side of the elbow. This condition arises from an irritation or inflammation of the tendons of one or several forearm muscles at their attachment to the bony protuberance close to the elbow joint,

tigger point therapy Chicago IL

Trigger Point Therapy in Chicago IL

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger point therapy in Chicago is a simple procedure. A small needle injects a numbing medicine over the muscle in the issue area. This injection deactivates the “trigger point” problem, to relieve pain. The doctor might have to move the needle in and out more than once, to achieve the best results. A small bandage is placed over the area when the treatment is done.

There is a very small chance the procedure will not help with pain relief, and there are very low risks involved.

In fact, Chicago trigger point injections work very well for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome. They are effective in minimizing the duration and frequency of tension headaches. For some, this procedure might need to be repeated every few weeks, in combination with added treatments. This depends on the condition and its severity.

Common Causes of Trigger Points Include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Stress
  • TMJ
  • Spinal issues
  • Whiplash
  • Overuse of muscles

Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

  • Neck or back pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Sensitivity to touch or pain
  • Issues sleeping, due to pain

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