This is the first description of a procedure targeting the myofascial tissues since Janet Travell’s
description of myofascial trigger points in 1942. However unlike trigger point injections, this
minimally invasive myofascial nerve injection is performed differently and targets the myofascial
tissues, peripheral innervations, posterior spinal structures and spinal nerve roots at the same
time. It is different from a trigger point injection that aims to block trigger points within a muscle.
Prolonged standing or sitting, posture and other multiple factors can create recurrent injuries
with attendant inflammation and episodically aggravate pain. Thus there is a need for a simple
intervention technique that can be performed from the medical clinic to the battlefield to quickly
relieve inflammation and prevent chronic pain.
Intramuscular and procedural injections are a common practice in modern medicine used by virtually all clinical specialties. The authors describe a new, less painful and safer technique using a smaller needle to replace most IM injections and procedures including nerve blocks, joint, epidural, facet injections and intercostal nerve blocks.