Injections for Lower Back Pain

What are trigger point injections?

Injections into trigger points are used to treat muscular pain. One or more trigger points can cause the pain and tenderness associated with myofascial pain.

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Certain sorts of discomfort or problems can be brought on by trigger points. For instance, when the piriformis muscle presses on your sciatic nerve, it results in piriformis syndrome, which can be brought on by a trigger point in your buttocks. It results in numbness or pain running down the back of your leg and into your buttocks.

A trigger point injection may be recommended if your lower back pain is caused by muscles.  By palpating (i.e., feeling), trigger points are identified. They cause a localised twitch response and a referred pain pattern distal to the site of muscle irritation. 

Trigger points in your muscles can cause pain in lower back, buttocks and in neck muscles. 

Most often treated muscle groups using trigger point injections are:

  • Trapezius (the muscle extending over the back of your neck and shoulders).
  • Levator scapulae (a muscle on the sides of your neck).
  • Gluteus Medius (a muscle in your hip)
  • Quadratus lumborum(a deep muscle in your lower back).

Your Care Pathway with us

  1. To book an appointment you can call our normal reception line, 0142084487, email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.uk or click the button given below.
  2. Complete MSK Examination and testing.
  3. Detailed MSK ultrasound scan.
  4. Discussion of your treatment plan; £250 includes aspiration and Cortisone Injection or Ostenil plus (Hyaluronic injection) Costs £350. 
  5. Conservative management we offer are physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, rehabilitation.

What our Patients say?

What are trigger point injections?

An injection into a trigger point can relieve myofascial pain, particularly in the lower back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Your muscles may have painful trigger points that are tender to pressure or contact and cause pain on movement. They may develop as a result of recent trauma or from repeated microtrauma that stresses the muscle fibres. The muscle fibres become constricted as a result. When you rub your muscle, these knots can occasionally be felt. Local anaesthetic injections with or without corticosteroid, or frequently used for trigger point injections.

What are the benefits of trigger point injections?

Injections for trigger points can have diagnostic value as well as therapeutic. They are generally safe and can help patients who have been suffering from discomfort from trigger points but have not had relief from more traditional therapies such over-the-counter painkillers or physical therapy.

Depending on which muscle is affected, trigger point injections can also significantly enhance range of motion and general muscular performance.

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