Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points or inflamed muscles, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Such as in the neck and or muscles around the jaw. Many times, such knots or can be felt under the skin or in the muscles. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.
Trigger point injections cause pain reduction and relaxation in head, neck, and inflamed muscle groups associated with TMD/TMJ, particularly those muscle groups that refer pain from one specific area to other areas of the head, neck and even upper shoulder and is obtained by injecting small quantities of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication directly into painful, sore, tense and stiff muscle groups.
At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell is one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating head pain, and performing trigger point injections. Dr. Stan Farrell is Board Certified and a member of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best choices for your migraine headache treatment. If you or someone you know is experiencing the signs and symptoms of headache and or migraines, please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us online at www.az-tmj.com