When most people talk about having a “knot” in their neck or back, this is what they are referring to most often. These trigger points, or knots, can result in pain in the immediate area, referred pain, muscle weakness, restricted movement, and flexibility of the spine and/or extremities.
Trigger points are pressure points that have developed within the muscle. They are bands of muscles that have become tight and create a tender area in a muscle that causes generalized musculoskeletal pain when overstimulated. Myofascial trigger points can cause several problems, like headaches, joint pains, and back pain. They are most commonly known to affect major joints like the knees, shoulders, and wrists. However, this condition can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, numbness, tingling of feet and hands, dizziness, heartburn, and genital pain.
We Can Help!
Our expert team at BackFit Health + Spine of O’Fallon, IL, specializes in treating this condition through trigger point injection therapy. A nurse practitioner always performs these injections, with treatment only taking a few minutes.