Trigger Points are painful areas of contracted muscles. Fascia is a connective tissue rich in nerves and also contributes to pain. Trigger Point Injection therapy is used to treat muscular and fascial pain to restore normal muscle function and relieve pain.

Local anaesthetic similar to what is used by your dentist.
In most cases, the needles are thinner than what is used for a flu shot. Most patients tolerate the injections well. If you have a severe needle phobia, this treatment may not be right for you.
After about 5-10 minutes you will feel the pain melting away. You may also feel a relaxed or heavy feeling as the muscle spasm relaxes.

Many patients note improvement after the first, or first few treatments. It is common for the pain to return after a few days or weeks. Depending on the severity of your condition, and how long you have been suffering with pain, it can take a number of treatments to improve or resolve your symptoms.

Local anaesthetics have been safely used for over 100 years. They are routinely used for dentistry, surgery, and to treat chronic pain. Most patients don’t experience side effects, however, these are possible:

  • Brief dizziness or nausea
  • Fatigue or sleepiness
  • Minor bleeding or bruising
  • Soreness at the injection site
  • Reaction to the local anesthetic (rare)
  • Fainting (rare, unless you have this reaction to needles)
  • Infection at an injection site (rare)
  • Other side effects are extremely rare and will be discussed prior to any procedure
  • HEADACHES – Migraines, post-traumatic, cervicogenic, and tension type that are resistant to oral medication or physical therapy.
  • Patients with severe fear of needles
  • Patients on blood-thinners or have a bleeding disorder.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients with seizures or Epilepsy
  • Patients with a weakened immune system
  • Patients that have Angina/Heart attacks or recent strokes
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Patients that are frail. These patients have a higher risk for complications

To book an appointment, please have your Family Doctor or Specialist fax us a completed referral form including all reports from relevant specialists or imaging along with your referral. Once your referral is received, our staff will contact you to book an appointment and send you intake forms to help us assess you more completely.

No. We provide procedural pain management treatments.

If you are a BC resident with MSP coverage, the cost of most treatments are covered by MSP.

Dr. Jason Caplan has 17 years experience performing Nerve Blocks and Trigger Point Injections.