Trigger Point Therapy

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY is very often used along with the Craig PENS Treatment. Chronic myofascial spasm can be treated effectively by the release of tender nodules within tight muscle groups. These are where nerves innervate the muscles. Traditional trigger point therapy uses hypodermic needles where medications such as steroids or local nerve blockers are inserted to deactivate the nerve and release the muscle. However, a much safer method is used at HCPA. Dr. Hayes uses very thin acupuncture needles which can be painlessly inserted into the trigger point. With gentle and painless manipulation, the same effect can be achieved. The advantages are that there are no side effects, and there is less incidence of bleeding and infection. Furthermore, the treatments can be performed indefinitely and much more frequently until the problem is resolved. Manual therapy is very often more effective after dry trigger point therapy.