Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are part of an innovative therapy designed to address the serious discomfort of the muscles. A trigger point is an area
of the muscle that has developed a point of high pressure. The muscles are constructed of many bands of muscle fiber. When a certain section of the band’s experiences extra pressure it can cause pain and a tight feeling in this spot. This is most often referred to as a “knot” and are commonly found in the neck, back or a specific muscle system.

Knots in a muscle can cause numerous painful problems, including…

- reduced flexibility of the spine and neck
- restricted movements
- referred pain, that is pain experienced in other areas
- weakness in the muscles
- moderate to severe pain in the specific area


Trigger point injection therapy is designed to address this painful condition and is offered at the Superior Healthcare facilities. This
procedure must always be carried out by a trained physician, but the whole procedures only takes a few minutes.

Sarapin is the medication that will be applied to the sensitive regions. Sarapin is an anti-inflammatory derived from 100% natural compounds found in the Pitcher Plant. Because it is a naturally derived medicine, sarapin has some specific advantages over the synthetically produced alternative, corticosteroids. These powerful chemicals have been associated with many different side-effects including damaging the bones, tendons and cartilage. Have you ever heard of Sarapin?

Chances are you haven’t yet heard of Sarapin, yet if you are well acquainted with back, neck and muscle pain it is more than likely you know about cortisone.

These two treatments have a few things in common. They are both used to address chronic pain and they both have anti-inflammatory agents as well. Both are recognized by the AMA (American Medical Association) and the US FDA (United States Food and Drug Association), and both require a prescription before they can be administered.

Furthermore, they both have applications and success in treating the following ailments:

- Neuralgia
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Lumbar Neuralgia
- Alcoholic Neuritis
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Sciatic Pain
- Brachial Plexus

But the differences end there. Unlike cortisone, sarapin is a biological medicine that has been taken from compounds in a natural organism, the
pitcher plant. It functions by inhibiting the pain signals from the nerves of the spine from exiting the spinal column. It has no other effects on any other nerve or motor functions of the body.

Cortisone, on the other hand, is a synthetically produced chemical.

But cortisone does have negative side effects. Aside from thinning the blood and increasing blood pressure, cortisone has also been associated
with cataract formation, puffiness of the face or thinning of the bones. Avascular necrosis causes serious damage to the joints and larger bones,
this slightly more serious problem is also caused by cortisone.

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