Trigger Point Injections in Manhattan, NY

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What is a trigger point injection?

A trigger point injection is used to treat myofascial and muscle pain that have caused knotted muscles, also known as trigger points. A combination of local anesthetic and corticosteroids are used to help break up the knot and relieve muscle pain. Your physician may also use ultrasound guidance for specific target areas to ensure that the medication is injected directly into the tight muscle(s).

Who is a good candidate for a trigger point injection?

Anyone that is experiencing pain from tight, knotted muscles can benefit from a trigger point injection. While some trigger points may resolve on their own or through alternative treatments, such as acupuncture or massage, for recurrent and persistent muscle spasms trigger points are highly effective.

How is a trigger point injection performed?

Trigger point injections can be performed in our midtown Manhattan office. Your physician will find the areas that are most tender and inject a local anesthetic with a small amount of corticosteroid into the area. Once the area has been numbed, your physician may make tiny adjustments of the needle to help manually break up the spasm. Oftentimes, but not always, these injections are done with ultrasound guidance. The procedure only takes a few minutes and can be repeated frequently, if needed.

If you are experiencing a muscle spasm you may be a candidate for trigger point injections. Call our midtown Manhattan office today to book a consultation!

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