Trigger Point Injections
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
What Is A Trigger Point Injection?
Trigger point injections are used to treat tense muscular regions of the body known as trigger points. "Trigger points" are areas of muscle hypersensitivity that cause radiation outwards. If a muscle does not relax, trigger point injections help to clear blockages that prevent the body from naturally healing itself. If you have any questions, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream here to make an appointment.
What Do Trigger Point Injections Help To Treat?
Trigger point injections are used to treat issues that revolve around your muscles including:
- Muscle spasms
- Tension headache
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Acute trauma
What Muscles Can Trigger Point Injections Treat?
Trigger point injections can be used on multiple muscle groups throughout the body. This is because treatment of these trigger points will result in relief for the entire muscle group. Common areas that receive treatment include:
- Lower Back
These are the areas which in which muscle pain is most often found. If you are suffering from muscle pain in one of these areas trigger point injections could provide you with relief. To make an appointment with a physiatrist in Valley Stream, click here.
How Do Trigger Point Injections Help?
Inserting the needle causes lactic acid to accumulate in the muscle, therefore, increasing blood flow, which aids the body in its natural healing process. The medication that is injected is a sterile solution and provides mild pain relief while stimulating normal blood flow and natural relaxation of the muscle. To experience the benefits of trigger point injections, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream here.
How Can A Physiatrist Help?
Chronic pain can continue for months or even years, making it essential to seek treatment. In addition, every person’s needs are different; that's why our physicians at Comprehensive Healthcare Group believe in creating individualized treatment plans. For your acute or chronic pain we offer:
- Electrical stimulation
If you believe that you could benefit from trigger point injections, contact our physiatrist in Valley Stream or Oceanside today!