Trigger points are focal areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. The rhomboid and trapezius back muscles, located in the upper back and behind the shoulder areas, are a common site of trigger points. Trigger points in these areas can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, and headache. In addition to the upper spine, trigger points can also occur in the low back or the extremities.
Trigger Point Injections involve the insertion of a hypodermic needle into trigger points and fascia (the membrane that envelops muscles). Trigger Point Injections have been proven to be an effective method of releasing the tension to reduce pain as well as nourish the muscles and tendons in the surrounding area.
Trigger Point Injections are offered as an add-on service to an Acupuncture treatment with Adrienne.