Myofascial Trigger Point Injections in Pikesville, MD
Patients who suffer with myofascial pain tend to experience frustration while seeking care, because this type of pain can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. The challenge in treating myofascial pain syndrome is that pain originates at trigger points, which may cause sensations of pain in seemingly unrelated areas. In other words, the muscles that hurt may not necessarily be the source of the pain. Fortunately, there are many therapies in chiropractic medicine that focus on trigger points, allowing for more effective relief than conventional medical solutions like oral pain medication and muscle relaxers. When you visit Fidel Integrated Medical Solutions to address your myofascial pain in Pikesville, you can explore several treatments, including SARAPIN® injections. Keep reading to learn more about these injections and their efficacy for trigger point pain relief.
What is SARAPIN®?
SARAPIN® is an FDA-approved injection derived from naturally analgesic compounds found in the pitcher plant. These compounds are unique in that they disable nerves from sending pain signals without affecting the overall function of the nerves. In addition, SARAPIN® assists in the body’s natural healing processes, kick starting the repair of damaged nerves or joint tissues to relieve pain.
Is SARAPIN® safe?
Because SARAPIN® is registered with the FDA; you can rest assured that it has been through a series of tests and clinical trials to ensure its safety and efficacy. In general, SARAPIN® has few side effects beyond occasional bruising, and it is not a painful injection for patients to receive—unlike cortisone shots and spinal blocks.
What can you expect from SARAPIN® injections?
SARAPIN® can not only help patients with myofascial pain originating at trigger points, but it can also be effective in cases of joint and soft tissue injuries that have not responded to other therapies. At first, you may have some initial soreness at the site of the injection, and you should rest following your SARAPIN® shot. Soon, however, you should feel pain relief that lasts for 2-4 days with cumulative benefits through ongoing injections. Your chiropractor may suggest following your SARAPIN® injection with spinal alignment or other touch-based therapies to promote further healing while pain is under control.
If you think that SARAPIN® may help you move forward from myofascial or joint pain, schedule a consultation with Fidel Integrated Medical Solutions. Our practice is dedicated to complete care for each patient, so we will design a comprehensive treatment plan to fit into your lifestyle. Call us today to make an appointment.