Trigger Point Injections
Many people suffer from muscle pain caused by various reasons, such as improper sleeping positions and injuries resulting from exercising or sports activities. Trigger point injections are one of the most effective treatment methods for muscle pain.
At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we offer trigger point injections therapy. This treatment method is effective for treating painful conditions such as fibromyalgia and headaches. If you have any condition that causes pain, whether acute or chronic, come to us so that our chiropractor can determine whether chiropractic trigger point injections will be suitable for you. We have clinics in Smithtown, NY, and West Islip, NY.
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Trigger point injections involve the injection of medications into myofascial trigger points that cause pain. The types of injections used vary, depending on the location of the trigger points and the severity of the pain. Some of the medications used in trigger points injections include:
- • Corticosteroids that reduce muscle inflammation, relieving pain
- • A local anesthetic that blocks nerve pain
What Are Trigger Points?
Trigger points refer to the painful soft tissue knots that develop due to trauma, overuse, or lack of use. They cause pain, especially when pressed, and the pain can spread to other parts of the body.
Conditions Treated Using Trigger Point Injections
Some of the conditions treated using trigger points injections include:
- • Fibromyalgia
- • Headaches
- • back pain
- • neck pain
Are Trigger Point Injections Safe?
Trigger points injections are considered safe. The treatment is usually carried out by skilled and licensed practitioners. The risk of developing complications during and after treatment is very low. You may only experience some mild side effects, such as soreness and numbness at the site of the injections, which often go away quickly.
How Many Injections Does a Person Require to Get Relief?
Some patients find relief after a single injection. This is especially possible if a person has a single isolated trigger point caused by trauma. However, if a person has several trigger points caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia, they may require to go for more injections since the pain tends to recur. The frequency of injections depends on the medication being injected.
Trigger point injections focus not only on alleviating pain, but also on promoting healing. A session takes only a few minutes and doesn't require recovery time since it's minimally invasive.
Get Trigger Point Injections Therapy at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC
You don't have to live with chronic pain while you can get relief. We offer trigger point injections at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC. We are experts at helping our patients achieve relief from pain and live fulfilling lives. Call our Smithtown, NY, clinic at (631) 724-1991 or our West Islip, NY, clinic at (631) 661-1400 to book an appointment with our chiropractor.