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Are you tired of living with persistent muscle pain that just won't go away? The discomfort of muscle knots, also known as trigger points, can be a constant hindrance to your daily life. At Beeson Wellness Center, we offer a solution that can help release this tension and provide much-needed relief: Trigger Point Injections.

Understanding Trigger Points

Trigger points are tight knots of muscle fibers that form when muscles fail to relax. They can develop from various factors, including overuse, injury, or stress. These knots often result in localized pain and discomfort, which can radiate to other areas of the body.

How Trigger Point Injections Work

Trigger Point Injections are a minimally invasive procedure performed by our experienced healthcare professionals. Here's how it works:

Precise Identification: Our experts first locate the trigger points by palpating the affected area. This step is crucial to ensure the accurate injection of medication.

Injection of Medication: A local anesthetic or a mixture of anesthetic and steroid medication is injected directly into the trigger point. This medication helps relax the muscle and alleviate pain.

Immediate Relief: Patients often experience relief shortly after the injection. The medication works to release muscle tension and reduce inflammation, providing comfort.

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Rapid Pain Relief: Trigger Point Injections can provide almost instant relief, making them a suitable option for those seeking fast pain management.

Non-Invasive: This procedure doesn't require surgery or prolonged recovery, making it a convenient choice for many patients.

Precise Treatment: The injections target the exact location of the trigger point, providing precise pain relief where it's needed.

Enhanced Mobility: By releasing muscle knots, trigger point injections can help improve range of motion and flexibility.

Holistic Approach: This treatment aligns with our holistic approach to wellness, addressing both the symptoms and the root causes of pain.

Is Trigger Point Injection Right for You?

If you've been battling persistent muscle pain or tension, Trigger Point Injections could be the solution you've been searching for. To determine if this treatment is suitable for your specific condition, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our skilled healthcare professionals.

At Beeson Wellness Center, we're committed to helping you live a pain-free, comfortable life. Don't let muscle knots hold you back any longer. Contact us today to explore the benefits of Trigger Point Injections and take the first step towards a pain-free future.

For more information on our services and how we can assist you, please contact us.

Discover the relief you deserve with Trigger Point Injections at Beeson Wellness Center!

If your aching knees prevent you from doing the things you want to do, you aren’t alone. An estimated 50 million Americans deal with knee pain on a regular basis. Your knees may swell, your kneecaps can shift, or you can feel like your knees are unstable — all things that may make it difficult even to walk.

As one of your largest joints, your knees carry a lot of weight. Unfortunately, they’re susceptible to injury — and re-injury. If you have an old sports injury, you’re likely to find that it flares up again at some point. The providers at Beeson Wellness Center explain more about four ways you can prevent chronic knee pain.

What causes chronic knee pain?

Chronic knee pain has many causes. Some of the most common causes for knee pain include the following:

If you have chronic knee pain, the best thing to do is to make an appointment with us. We can determine the root cause of your pain, which can point us in the right direction to fix it. Some of the most common ways to prevent future knee pain are included below.

1. Physical therapy

Physical therapy is one of the best things you can do to prevent chronic knee pain. Physical therapy uses custom-designed exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knee. When the muscles around your knee are stronger, your knee is better stabilized. 

We may also give you some physical therapy exercises to take pressure off your knee. By using your muscles differently, you may not have as much pain.

2. Chiropractic adjustments

We may offer chiropractic adjustments to reduce the swelling and decrease the pain in your knee. When your body is out of alignment, it affects much more than just your back. Holding your spine in improper positions can affect many other parts of your body, including your knees, hips, and even your ankles.

3. Massage therapy

Massage therapy isn’t just about a session that makes you feel more relaxed. Massage therapy has many benefits, including less knee pain, reducing inflammation, and extending your range of motion. 

4. Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections are administered in a part of your body where you have acute pain. For example, if you have a “knot” in your muscles, the trigger-point injection will be given in that knot in your muscles to relax the muscles. A trigger-point injection is a mixture of a steroid (to reduce inflammation) and an anesthetic.

If you have chronic knee pain, we can help you learn how to live more comfortably. Contact the providers at Beeson Wellness Center today, or request an appointment online.

Finding effective relief of arthritis is a real challenge. Your general practitioner may prescribe painkillers, but may not offer much other relief. You’ve thought about chiropractic care but wonder if it’s really safe.

In most cases, chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of treatment for arthritis. However, there are some cases in which arthritis needs more treatment. The providers at Beeson Wellness Center explain more about chiropractic care and arthritis.

What type of arthritis you have

The type of arthritis that you have is one of the biggest determining factors in how effective chiropractic care will be for you. Osteoarthritis is by far the most common type of arthritis, increasing in frequency with age. An estimated 32 million adults live with osteoarthritis.

Other types of arthritis have an autoimmune component, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Many of these conditions can also benefit from chiropractic care, but you may need complementary treatment from a traditional doctor as well.

Benefits of chiropractic care for arthritis

Chiropractic care is generally safe for arthritis. Some of the benefits we see for patients with arthritis include:

Improved range of motion

Chiropractic care improves the range of motion for all types of arthritis, including the inflammatory or autoimmune types. However, you should use caution about getting certain types of chiropractic care if you have autoimmune arthritis and are currently in the middle of a flare-up. Make sure to tell your chiropractor if this is the case.

Reduced swelling

Osteoarthritis often comes with swelling around your joints. Chiropractic care can reduce this swelling, which can ultimately make your joints much more comfortable.

Decreased pain levels

One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic care is that it can significantly decrease your pain levels. One way that we achieve this is by reducing your stress, which is itself directly linked to your pain level. Another way that we achieve this is by introducing exercises that you can do that can counterbalance ways that you may be adjusting your body to adapt to the arthritis.

More than just adjustments

You may think of chiropractic care as adjusting your spine and neck, which is certainly part of what we offer. However, many of our other treatments are also helpful in treating arthritis, including the following:

Ultrasound

The sound waves produced by ultrasound therapy provide a soothing effect for your aching joints and soft tissues. This often reduces your pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Cold laser

Cold laser treatments target the painful areas on your body without heat and can reduce pain and swelling.

Infrared sauna

This treatment modality uses infrared technology to heal your body from the inside out. Infrared sauna technology improves arthritis symptoms by stimulating circulation at the affected areas.

Electrotherapy

This type of treatment uses painless electrical impulses to stimulate the nerves and muscles in the affected areas of your body. These electrical impulses encourage healing of the soft tissues.

Lifestyle modifications

Because chiropractic care treats your whole body as an integrated system, your chiropractic provider will recommend lifestyle modifications when applicable. This may be physical therapy exercises, nutrition counseling, or even weight loss assistance.

If you have arthritis, the providers at Beeson Wellness Center can help restore you to wellness. Contact us today, or request an appointment online.

Back pain is one of the most common conditions. Nearly 65 million Americans have experienced a recent episode of back pain, with 8% of all adults reporting chronic back pain. It’s a major cause of disability and discomfort.

If you’re experiencing lower back pain, you clearly aren’t alone. But lower back pain is often treatable. The providers at Beeson Wellness Center explain more about the five most common causes of lower back pain and how it can be treated.

Lack of physical mobility

Our modern lifestyles often make it way too easy to avoid physical mobility. Many of us work in jobs for which we have to sit at a desk all day, then we go home, and it’s too easy to sit on the couch watching TV. You may have to make a concentrated effort to be physically active because your lifestyle makes it too easy not to do so.

Being too sedentary contributes to lower back pain in three significant ways:

Poor posture

Sitting a lot often means that your spine becomes compressed in many unnatural ways. You may have slouched shoulders, a protruding neck, and an arched lower back. These positions can make your lower back hurt.

Weak muscles

When you aren’t active enough, your muscles become weaker. Your core muscles, glutes, back muscles, and hips all become weaker. These muscles support your spine, and back pain is often the result when those muscles are too weak.

Poor mobility

The muscles in your glutes and legs can also become tighter, which makes it harder to move your body. This can create a condition called lordosis, which is an excessive curve of your spine. This can pull all the muscles of your back out of proper alignment.

Sleeping position

Your sleeping position can also play a big role in lower back pain, especially because you spend so many hours asleep. Sometimes, this can be temporary, just because you slept in a weird position. But if you find yourself waking up with back pain — especially if it gets better throughout the day — it might be a sign that you need a new pillow or mattress.

Sciatica

Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower back all the way down through your buttocks and the back of your thighs. Sometimes, your sciatic nerve can become compressed, which sends shooting pains along the nerve. Although sciatica is particularly common during pregnancy, it can happen to anyone at any time. 

Spinal disorders

Sometimes, lower back pain is caused by another injury to or disorder of your spine. Some of these conditions include:

Treating lower back pain

Most causes of lower back pain are treatable with a combination of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. Chiropractic adjustments put your spine back into proper alignment, which often needs to be performed more than once to counteract the stresses of your daily lifestyle.

Physical therapy also aims to strengthen muscles that have become weak, which can alleviate your back pain. We can also help you to find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life, even if only in several small bursts. The goal is to help you to become more active so that your back pain is less of a problem.

If you’re troubled by lower back pain, it isn’t a condition with which you have to live. The providers at Beeson Wellness Center can help you to live a healthier life with less pain. Contact us today, or request an appointment online.

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