Trigger Point Injection


Oak Brook Medical Group

A Medically Integrated Team

The staff of our Oak Brook medically integrated office reflects the holistic approach we take to pain relief. To ensure a comprehensive treatment, our providers include:

  • Medical doctors
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Massage therapists


Our staff can speak English and Spanish and we also incorporate nutrition and personal fitness into your pain management regimen for your aches. The end goal is that you leave feeling more in control of your personal recovery and wellness.

Trigger Point Injection Q & A


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What is a Trigger point?

Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of muscle. The spots can be painful upon compression and oftentimes can produce referred pain, referred tenderness and motor dysfunction.


What is a Trigger Point Injection?

A trigger point injection (TPI) is an injection that is given directly into the trigger point or “knot” for pain management. The injection may be an anesthetic such as lidocaine (Xylocaine) or bupivacaine (Marcaine), a mixture of anesthetics, or a corticosteroid (cortisone medication) alone or mixed with lidocaine. With the injection, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is relieved. At Oak Brook Medical Group we do not use Corticosteroids.


How are Trigger Point Injections Performed?

Our nurse practitioner will first mark the skin over the point and clean the skin. A cooling spray may be used to numb the area. A fine needle is then inserted into the trigger point. At this point you may feel a small “twitch” of the muscle this means the trigger point has been reached. Then, a small amount of medication is injected to numb the point and break up the “knot.” Lidocaine is the numbing medication often used for the injection however, our nurse practitioner may choose another medication based on your medical history (ie. Saline, Sarapin).


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Oak Brook Medical Group
2603 W 22nd Street , Suite 22
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-317-7478
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