Trigger Point Injection

A back muscle spasm is an extremely common cause of acute and chronic neck pain and back pain. Spasms often present as painful “knots” within the muscles. The muscles of the neck and back can be so uncomfortable that they also restrict range of motion. In addition to physical therapy, trigger point injections are also used to help reduce the inflammation and irritation within the muscle.

 

Conditions Treated with Trigger Point Injection

Trigger point injections are used to treat pain related to back muscle spasms.

Before Trigger Point Injection

Once you have decided to have the trigger point injection, the following events take place:

  • If taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications daily, stop these medications at least three days before the injection.

During Trigger Point Injection

  • The trigger point injection is usually performed in the physician’s clinic.
  • The skin in the area of the injection is cleaned.
  • The skin may be numbed with a local anesthetic.
  • A small needle is inserted into the muscle causing the spasm-related pain (a steroid is sometimes injected also).
  • A local anesthetic is injected into the muscle.
  • The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.

After Trigger Point Injection

  • You will be able to leave the clinic after the injection.
  • Soreness in the area of the injection may be experienced for 24 to 48 hours after the injection.
  • Typically, patients are prescribed to participate in an active physical rehabilitation program after the injection.

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

Immediate Appointments Available. Call us at (212) 390-8081.