A trigger point injection is a minimally invasive treatment that involves delivering small amounts of an anesthetic and steroid into the trigger points, i.e., the painful knots of muscles in the body. This procedure can immediately soothe muscle pains in the neck, back, legs, arms, and other parts of the body with dense trigger points. If you’re suffering from chronic pain because of trigger points, such as tension headaches and myofascial pain, we curate a personalized treatment plan to ensure optimal relief.

How do Trigger Point Injections Work?

The trigger points are the dense knots of muscles that can’t relax, leading to considerable muscle pains in your body. You may develop painful trigger points because of overexertion and strenuous physical activities. You may even feel these dense trigger points when you rub your muscles. Trigger point injections deliver small quantities of an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid into the trigger points to help the muscles relax, which alleviates muscle pain. Most people experience immediate pain relief.

Trigger point injections alleviate
pain caused by the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain in the back, neck, arms, or legs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Other conditions caused by trigger points

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections:

  • Minimally invasive pain treatment
  • Relaxes the dense and tight muscle knots
  • Minimal side effects
  • Negligible risk of major complications
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No post-treatment downtime

Your Trigger Point Injections in Edison

Our board-certified physicians and pain specialists will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for trigger point injections. They will perform physical examinations, discuss your symptoms, and administer imaging tests to visualize the affected muscles. After identifying the trigger points, the pain doctor will curate a personalized treatment plan. If physical therapy doesn’t work, you might be a candidate for trigger point injections.

The trigger point injections are administered during a simple, in-office treatment. The pain doctor will press on your muscles to locate the source of your pain, following which they inject a small needle into the trigger points. The needle injects a combination of a local anesthetic and a steroid that relaxes the tightened muscles. You may need multiple trigger point injections in one session. The procedure should conclude within 15 to 30 minutes.

Schedule an Appointment

Edison Spine & Pain Management is the leading interventional pain management practice specializing in minimally invasive pain treatments. Our team is led by board-certified pain specialists and physicians with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of the root cause of your pain conditions. Instead of simply masking your pain, we address the root cause of the condition, ensuring long-term pain relief without relying on addictive opioids. Please schedule an appointment to determine if you’re a candidate for trigger point injections.

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