In the New York area, we have several pain management clinics that are ready to help you manage your chronic pain through the use of injections. A trigger point injection will help relax the muscle that that is knotted up, which can be caused by several conditions, including myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches.
If you have tried other therapies and procedures to relieve your chronic pain, but they just do not seem to help, then we may be able to help you with a trigger point injection. A trigger point injection is a simple injection that can consist of several different medications, such as steroid, anesthetic, or both. The composition of the serum injected will be determined by your physician, taking into consideration your specific situation.
What Is A Trigger Point?
A trigger point is a portion of a muscle that has been traumatized, and has physically knotted up. It is sensitive to deep pressure, and is located in the lower back, shoulders and neck area. This knotted up portion of the muscle can put pressure on surrounding nerves and cause irritation. The irritation of surrounding nerves leads to pain in muscles and areas surrounding the trigger point.
What Can Be Expected From A Trigger Point Injection?
A small needle is injected into the trigger point, which generally brings immediate relief from the pain associated with the knotted muscle. If there are several trigger points causing pain, it is possible to have several injections during one visit to help alleviate the pain caused by the multiple trigger points.
A trigger point injection is something that can be done on an outpatient basis, so there is no need to spend the night at a hospital. Each injection only takes a few seconds, so the entire visit to the clinic is a quick and easy experience.
Most patients respond immediately to a trigger point injection, and are able to return to their normal daily activities right away. However, since each person responds differently to medical procedures, different people experience different levels of pain relief. Many times, if minimal pain relief is experienced, additional injections may improve the amount of pain relief experienced.
If you are experiencing neck, shoulder, or lower back pain caused by trauma to a muscle, or you feel like you have a muscle that is knotted up, then a trigger point injection might be a way to help manage your pain. We are located in the New York area and want to help you manage your chronic pain with injections. You can visit us online at freeofpain.org and to find one of our pain management clinics near you. You can also learn more about the services that we offer to help manage your chronic pain through injections.
We can be reached at (212) 951-1238 or (718) 336-5123 and look forward to speaking with you. Our highly trained staff will make sure that you get all of your questions answered, and can help you find the best time that fits your busy life to schedule your consultation.