Trigger Point Injections for Chronic Non-malignant Musculoskeletal Pain

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #35.

The objective of this report is to assess the efficacy and safety of using trigger point injection (TPI) to treat patients with chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain, based on a systematic review of the current published evidence, and to determine the current state of the procedure, the feasibility of delivering it to patients in regional communities, and the clinical accreditation and training required to perform it.

Information Specialists: Liza Chan, Seana Collins, Leigh-Ann Topfer


NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2005

Topics: Chronic Diseases / Disorders, Therapy

Authors: Ann Scott, Bing Guo

ISBN (print): 1-894927-06-0

ISBN (online): 1-894927-07-9

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104

INAHTA URL: http://www.inahta.org/upload/Briefs_6/0546_AHFMR_Trigger_Point_Injections_Chronic_Nonmalignant_Musculoskeletal_Pain.pdf