Trigger Point Injections
If you have painful muscles that are limiting your movement and affecting your quality of life, you may have trigger points that require attention. A trigger point refers to areas of tight muscle fibers that are sensitive or painful and have formed after you've been injured or from overuse.
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When you have a trigger point in a particular muscle, you may feel pain throughout the muscle, making it difficult to use properly. At our medical clinic, we offer trigger point injections that can help soothe painful trigger points and get you feeling like your old self again.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections can help relieve pain that's caused by several different injuries or conditions as a safe alternative to potentially risky surgical procedures or pain medication.
The injections are typically used to help treat myofascial pain. Fascia refers to the connective tissue that's wrapped around each muscle, and when you have a trigger point, it can feel like a small bump or not in the muscle.
Technically, trigger points can develop in any muscle, but there are common muscle groups that respond well to trigger point injections, including your neck, hips, lower back, trapezius, and shoulders.
Trigger point injections typically involve a local anesthetic with or without corticosteroid or botulinum toxin. Sometimes, there is no injectable substance in a process known as dry needling.
Back & Neck Trigger Points
When you have muscle knots or myofascial pain in your back or neck, it can be challenging to perform even the most basic movements.
If you have a particularly troublesome trigger point in your neck or back, it may even be painful or sensitive to the touch. If you have trigger points in these areas that are limiting your movement and disrupting your quality of life, trigger point injections can help reduce inflammation and eliminate the knot so you can get on with your normal routine.
It's normal to want to turn to pain medication to relieve trigger points, but even when it works correctly, you're only going to get temporary relief. As soon as the medication wears off, the pain and discomfort will return, and you still won't have a solution.
To learn more about trigger point injections in Maspeth, Elmhurst, Middle Village, Woodside, Rego Park, Astoria, Corona, Jackson Heights, Bushwick, Williamsburg, Ridgewood, or any city in Queens County call us at (718) 899-5433 to schedule a free consultation.