What is a Trigger Point Injection. A trigger point injection procedure is when the doctor will take a needle with specific medication and inject it into the muscle where the trigger point is located. This procedure is performed with just local anesthetic and doesn’t hurt much at all. Depending on the specifics of the situation, the doctor can either inject the medication in the general area where the problem lays, or they can use a fluoroscope to guide the needle to the precise location where it needs to go.
Once in place, the doctor will inject a solution of medication that can include pain killers, anti-inflammatories, steroids and more. Together, this medication can help provide relief of the pain that was being caused by that trigger point. Most people only need one trigger point injection in Queens to figure out if this is a good treatment or not. If it works, the doctors can decide whether follow up injections are a good idea in your case.
Trigger point injections can be used to treat a wide range of different ailments that cause pain. This can include fibromyalgia, tension headaches, myofascial pain, complex regional pain syndrome and many others. Any time you have pain that is localized to specific parts of the body, trigger point injections may be helpful. Of course, they are not a cure-all for every type of pain. Our doctors will work with you to determine whether or not they may be effective for you.