Trigger points are essentially areas of pressure that have developed in the muscle. Trigger points occur when bands of muscle experience excess tension, causing pain in a particular muscle or in the spine. This is often referred to as a “knot” in the back, neck, or a specific muscle. These knots can cause numerous problems including:
- pain in the immediate area,
- muscle weakness,
- referred pain that is felt in other areas,
- restricted movements, and
- reduced spinal flexibility.
Trigger Point Injection Therapy with Sarapin
At Superior Healthcare, we offer treatment of trigger points with Trigger Point Injection Therapy. Always performed by a trained medical physician, the injections take just a few minutes. The medication used for the injections is a plant-based substance known as Sarapin. Sarapin is a natural anti-inflammatory extract taken from the leaf and root of the Pitcher plant. Because this medicine is a naturally-derived compound, it has many advantages over the more traditional corticosteroids which are used by many other practices. Those corticosteroids often produce numerous harmful side effects including damaging an weakening of your tendons, cartilage or bones.
Our patients who are receiving Sarapin injections are thrilled with the results they are having. If you or someone you know suffers from Trigger Points or painful knots, please call us or schedule an online appointment today to see if you would be a candidate for trigger point injection therapy. Call us today!