Muscle injuries can be slow to heal when they are not treated properly. Many patients will resort to taking over-
Here are some symptoms of muscle injury and strain:
Louisville Medical Center can treat your muscle injury or prolonged muscle pain with a safe alternative to prescription medication.
At Louisville Medical Center our goal is to help treat each patient for their muscle injury and pain with the most modern medical approach. That means that we are using better, modern methods instead of older treatments that only worked halfway. Our medical team will assess your specific needs and create a customized care plan to heal your muscle injury.
Scientific studies have found that muscle pain can often be attributed to trigger points. Trigger Points are small knots that form in the myofascial tissue that covers your muscles. Myofascial tissue is a type of fine, tough, fibrous connective tissue that stretches throughout your body to support and protect both your muscles and bones. These knots that form in your myofascial tissue may not be perceptible to the untrained hand. But they can cause a great deal of muscle pain and discomfort if not treated properly.
Muscle pain can be relieved by locating and treating your trigger points. Through our detailed medical assessment, your Louisville Medical Center doctor can locate and treat any trigger points in your muscle injury that are causing you pain and discomfort.
Here’s What You Need to Know about Trigger Points…
Trigger points can occur for a variety of reasons:
Once your muscle experiences a trigger point injury, it can cause a domino effect throughout the surrounding area. The affected muscle can become weak when you experience pain and avoid using the muscle. Consequently, the other surrounding muscles work harder to compensate for the weakened muscle. Because these muscles are being used differently, they become tense and stressed.
In addition, the pain from your trigger point can radiate to other nearby areas of your body, also called referred pain. This extended area of pain creates a decreased range of motion for your surrounding muscles and joints. Finally, your body posture can be pushed out of alignment as you overcompensate for the muscle pain and discomfort. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re not alone. And we can help you!
Trigger point pain can be felt in the following areas:
A More Effective Treatment for Muscle Injuries
Trigger point injections are the most effective method of treating most muscle injuries. Our patients experience immediate relief after the trigger point injection.
Trigger point injections are also a safer alternative to overusing prescription medications. Many medical doctors will prescribe a muscle relaxer. However, this is just a temporary solution and does nothing to address the source of your pain. And long-
At Louisville Medical Center, we look beyond your muscle injury symptoms so that we can relieve your pain permanently.
Some patients with minor muscle injuries respond well to chiropractic adjustments. And some patients have more established trigger points with pain that may radiate out. Trigger point injection is the best form of treatment for this latter group of patients.
Your doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine the specific location and degree of your muscle injury. Then we will use an FDA-
Once the injection targets the specific area of your muscle injury, it releases the tension. The muscle tends to loosen and feel less strained. Your surrounding muscle tissue is allowed to relax, and the affected muscles gradually either strengthen or become less stressed. The result – your muscles begin to function normally again. And you’ll enjoy less muscle pain and discomfort and an increased range of motion.
Most patients feel immediate pain relief after receiving a trigger point injection. After your treatment, we encourage you to actively use the affected muscles. We’ll also provide you with exercises to strengthen and reestablish your muscle function.
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