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Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are highly sensitive, painful knots of skeletal muscle that have lost elasticity and tightened due to injury or overuse. They can cause pain almost anywhere, but are particularly known for causing back pain, neck pain, joint pain and pain in the extremities. These tight knots prevent the surrounding tissues from functioning normally, which can cause referred pain in connecting tissues. Trigger points can also be frustratingly stubborn to treat as they sometimes resist various forms of treatment. Here at Living Well Medical in NYC, we offer a wide variety of treatments that attack trigger points from various angles: chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture to name a few. We also offer homeopathic trigger point injections of Zeel and Traumeel, which are applied directly into the trigger points themselves. Our experience has proven these injections to be just as effective as more conventional drug therapies, but without the troubling side effects.
Zeel and Traumeel have a long, successful history of use in Europe as natural pain relief alternatives. As homeopathic solutions, they both contain several herbal and mineral ingredients known for reducing inflammation, stimulating tissue healing, and providing pain relief. Trigger point injections generally provide immediate, local pain relief and also help stimulate long-term tissue healing in conjunction with our other therapies.
Traumeel was developed as a topical and injection solution used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. It has been used to treat strains, sprains, trigger points and even stress fractures—anything affecting the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, fascia and their supporting neurovasculature. The solution we inject contains mountain arnica, marigold, witch hazel, milfoil, belladonna, monkshood, chamomile, comfrey, daisy, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, St. John’s wort, and calcium sulfide. In addition to stimulating endorphin release, which is the body’s own form of pain relief, this synergy of ingredients also reduces painful inflammation naturally by accelerating tissue healing.
Zeel injections provide a different combination of herbs, minerals and other natural animal substances. This combination also stimulates natural anti-inflammatory and pain relief processes, but it also inhibits the stiffening attacks of leukocyte-elastase on articular cartilage, which is a particularly beneficial for treating arthritis. Zeel ingredients include a specially-formulated combination of mountain arnica, bittersweet, poison oak, blood root, comfrey, sulfur, thioctic acid, coenzyme A, Nadidum, sodium oxalacetate, and biologically-derived, cellular porcine extract ingredients.
Different patients have different needs and may respond better to one type of injection than the other, so we offer both options. Trigger point injections are very successful along with massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and other physiotherapy treatments. Our entire team of medical professionals at Living Well Medical in NYC believes in providing a multifaceted approach to healing and pain relief—and we are committed to integrating the right combination of treatments that works best for you as an individual. Please call us today at 212-627-8149 to ask any questions or to schedule an appointment.