Infraspinatus Respiratory Reflex Injection

Proven to be particularly helpful in treating asthma and other acute or chronic respiratory ailments.

The infraspinatus muscle is the location of a special autonomic nerve center which is significant in respiratory health. Once this nerve center, called the Infraspinatus Respiratory Reflex (IRR) point, becomes irritated it can become a broadcasting station of sorts, sending distress signals to the paraspinal autonomic ganglia (autonomic nerves that run down our spine parallel to the spinal cord). The result is tightness or spasm of the muscles that regulate airflow in our lungs, resulting in chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, decrease circulation to the bronchial tubes, and depressed respiratory immunity.

The IRR Injection uses lidocaine to relax that nerve center. It has proven to be particularly helpful in treating asthma and other acute or chronic respiratory ailments.

Many existing pharmaceutical drug therapies for asthma address the resulting constriction of airways but stop short of addressing this underlying source of irritation of the autonomic nervous system in the IRR point.


Infraspinatus Respiratory Reflex Injection Benefits

  • Improves breathing function by relieving the source of irritation
  • Relaxes the muscles of the neck and upper back
  • Minimal pain at the injection site, well-tolerated
  • Provides relief for weeks, up to several months
  • It is a complementary therapy and does not require the patient to stop any traditional drug therapies

Related Research & Links

  • Great Smokies Medical Center
    Archive for the ‘Neural Therapy and Injection Therapy’ Category – By John L. Wilson, Jr., M.D.



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