Trigger Point Pain Relief



Trigger points are areas of knotted muscle that cause severe, localized pain. But trigger point pain can include nerve irritation that pops up in other areas of the body, too. Trigger point pain is felt beneath the skin and the affected area often twitches if touched.

The primary muscles that are affected by trigger point pain are generally those of the lower back, arms, legs or neck. But trigger point pain can result in chronic tension headaches as well.

People who suffer from myofascial pain disorder may also find relief through trigger point pain therapy injections, especially if other treatments have been tried and have failed. Myofascial pain syndrome is a condition that may happen after a repeated injury or due to muscle over-use. When applying pressure to a sensitive point in a muscle, it can cause pain in an entirely different area of the body.


Trigger point therapy by injection is a gentle, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that requires no sedation and can be done in very little time. When needed, Dr Neeraj Jain, M.D., injects the area to be treated with local anesthesia before administering the injection. If local anesthesia is used, you should expect the treated area to be numb for a few hours. The trigger point therapy should alleviate pain for approximately one month. But every patient reacts differently to the medication, so your results may vary.

Often, the goal of the injection is the reduction of trigger point pain in order to allow patients to continue to get on with their daily lives between and during any other therapies that are being undertaken. During your initial visit with Dr. Jain, he will help you determine if trigger point therapy injections are a good choice.


A comprehensive variety of therapeutic methods is all part of our multi-disciplinary approach in pain management. The fields of psychology, physical therapy and chiropractics are all at our disposal in developing the very best management program for your pain. Peace of mind, encouragement and hope are all critical in pain management. And that’s why, in addition to the best medical and therapeutic techniques at our disposal, we tailor a pain management plan to your unique situation.

At Pinnacle Pain Management, our priority is returning you to a better quality of life. We have many convenient locations to serve you in the Greater Chicago Area. If you’re experiencing trigger point pain, call (630) 794-9999 or use our Contact Us Page to find the location nearest you.

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