When most people talk about having a “knot” in their neck or back, a trigger point is what they are referring to most often. These trigger points, or knots, can result in pain in the direct 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. This condition can also cause other symptoms like nausea, numbness, tingling or feet and hands, dizziness, heartburn, and genital pain.

 

We Can Help!

Our expert team at Hawk Nation Health Center in Manchester, IA, specializes in treating this condition through trigger point injection therapy. The treatment only takes a few minutes and is always performed by a qualified practitioner.