SUFFOLK COUNTY TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS WADING RIVER, NY
Suffolk County Trigger Point Injections are a non-narcotic, non-steroidal pain relief modality used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain due to:
- Back Pain
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Lumbosacral radiculopathy
- Hip pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Neck pain
Medical massage therapy used in conjunction with trigger point therapy maximizes pain relief.
To learn more about trigger point injections, contact us at 631 886 1500
Suffolk County Trigger Point Injections
Commonly Asked Questions
Trigger points are painful “knots” in your muscles. They form when a muscle can’t relax.
Injecting small amounts of anesthetic (numbing medicine) into the trigger point can help alleviate the pain
A trigger point injection can help soothe muscle pain, especially in neck and lower back. It also can be used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches and myofascial pain
The patient will either sit or lie down for the procedure. Your provider will press on your muscle to locate the area where you have pain. Then under sterile technique, they will insert a small needle into the area and inject a mixture of anesthetic and Sarapin
You can have several trigger point injections during one visit. The procedure only takes a few minutes
Sarapin is a holistic substance derived from the pitcher plant which works by stopping pain signals in nerves
The risks of complications from a trigger point injection is very low. Complication such as bleeding and infection at the injection site are possible, however uncommon. Temporary soreness and numbness at the injection site may occur
After a trigger point injection, you can actively use your muscle. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for the first day. You may feel immediate pain relief and numbness in the region that was injected for up to six hours after the injection
Trigger point injections may be right for you if your muscle pain has not improved with other treatment, including pain medication, chiropractic care, and physical therapy
Facet joint pain occurs when one or more of the facet joints in your neck or back become irritated and swollen. During facet joint injections, medication is injected into the facet joint space. The facet joint injection procedure can be performed as a diagnostic injection and can provide several hours of pain relief in diagnosing the underlying issue. Then you can receive a facet injection for prolonged relief using anti-inflammatory medication.
The injection is named an epidural steroid injection because it involves injecting a local anesthetic and a steroid medication directly into the epidural space that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve roots. It is used as an additional nonsurgical modality when managing neck, back, and sciatica pain. This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve(s) in the cervical spine. It also relives pain in the lower back, knees and legs caused by a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves therefore decreasing pain.