TPT for Pain Care – Trigger points are localized hyperirritable spots often detected as tender nodule(s) in a taut band; a referred pain pattern specific to a muscle; a local twitch response with snapping palpation or needle triggering which is the main characteristic of Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). This can be the result of injury or chronic inflammation or wear and tear of the muscle. Trigger points are either Active in which they cause direct pain in the muscle and may irritate the nerves around them and refer pain to other areas or Latent in which they cause pain when compressed.
A TPI injection can be used to treat many muscle groups; particularly those in the neck, upper back, lower back, rotator cuff injuries including bursitis, tendonitis, and joint pain in the arms and legs. TPI injections can also be used in the treatment of tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome.
After a palpation examination and the areas of pain and tenderness are identified, a medication and injection therapy protocol is developed to provide need relief.