Trigger Point Injections in Clifton, NJ

Many people suffer from muscle pain, especially in their arms, legs, lower back and neck. All-natural trigger point injections have been found to help muscle spasms, muscle tightness and pain. The trigger point injections also can be used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches and myofascial pain.

Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Injections

What is trigger point?

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Trigger points are painful “knots” in your muscles. They form when a muscle can’t relax. Sometimes you can feel these knots when you rub your muscle. Pain from an injured muscle can cause headaches and aches in other areas of the body such as the arms, legs, or lower back. Treating the pain at the trigger point is one of the most effective means of remedying these problems.

What is a trigger point injection?

A trigger point injection helps the muscle relax and reduce inflammation. As the all-natural medication does its work, blood flow will improve and the body will start to heal itself.

These injections have been shown to:

  • Help soothe muscle pain
  • Help eliminate the muscle spasm
  • Give fast pain relief to help break the pain cycle
  • Help eliminate tension headaches

Is a trigger point injection a steroid or narcotic or other medication?

No. At the Natural Health Center, our mission is to help our patients get out of pain and improve function without the use of medication or surgery.

Our trigger point injections contain a homeopathic formulation based on mineral extracts that have been widely used in sports medicine. It is a blend of 14 different extracts, including arnica, echinacea, yarrow, bellis, and sulfur.

Trigger point injections aim at supporting the organism in mobilizing its own internal mechanisms to promote healing instead of only suppressing the symptoms of a disease or illness. Our natural medicines activate and strengthen this process, and patients benefit from this safe and sustainable approach to treatment.

How is a trigger point injection done?

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You will sit or lie down for the procedure. The medical practitioner will press on your muscle to locate the area where you have pain. Imaging is not needed to diagnose a trigger point as they do not show up on x-rays or MRIs.

Then he or she will insert a small needle into the area and inject an all-natural solution. The Natural Health Center does not use steroids, as we have found that steroids can have negative side effects.

You can have several trigger points injected during one visit. The procedure only takes a few minutes. 

What are the risks?

Trigger point injections are very safe and the risk of complications from a trigger point injection is very low. Complications such as bleeding and infection at the injection site are rare and uncommon. However, you may have temporary bruising, soreness or numbness at the injection site.

Then he or she will insert a small needle into the area and inject an all-natural solution. The Natural Health Center does not use steroids, as we have found that steroids can have negative side effects.

You can have several trigger points injected during one visit. The procedure only takes a few minutes.

What happens after the procedure?

After a trigger point injection, one of our staff will apply ice to the area to help reduce swelling. You can actively use your muscle post-treatment and there is no downtime. However, you should avoid getting the injection site wet or showering on the same day.

If you are getting Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture or Physical Therapy, trigger point injections have been shown to improve overall performance and efficiency in these programs.

Is a trigger point injection right for you?

Trigger point injections may be right for you if your muscle pain has not improved with other treatment, including pain medication and therapy.

Please contact the Natural Health Center of Clifton at 973-370-9077 to find out if trigger point injections can help you.