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Joint Injections and Trigger Point Injections

Our staff is skilled in administering trigger point injections and various other types of joint therapy and injections to help patients in Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ deal with chronic or severe muscle pain. In fact, patients from Brick, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Monroe, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, and other areas have visited us time and time again to receive trigger point injections.

A trigger point is an area of muscle that has superfluous soreness and sensitivity. It might feel like a “knot” in your muscles. That knot is actually the connective tissues in your muscle which have become injured through trauma or repetitive use. They often radiate to other nearby areas on the body and cause pain. This is referred to as myofascial pain. For example, a trigger point near your elbow may actually cause you pain down the length of your forearm, wrist, and thumb, and a trigger point near the spinal column could radiate pain down your entire back. There are many trigger points throughout the body that can cause your muscles to feel stiff or tender; they might even limit your range of motion, which can affect the daily activities you perform while you’re home or at work in Glassboro, NJ, or Lakewood, NJ.

When swells of pain occur, it’s common for a trigger point injection to be necessary. A trigger point injection is a shot of local anesthetic and steroid inserted into an extremely tender area. The injection is usually given multiple times until relief of the painful areas occurs.

Trigger points become prominent when muscles become overactive or over-extended due to stress, physical activity, or spinal problems. When treatments such as stress reduction and proper exercise cannot relieve the pain, a trigger point injection could help.

How the Process Works:

The skin is marked at the injection site before a fine needle is inserted through the skin into the trigger point area. Sometimes a patient may feel a small twitch in the area of affliction. The twitch is good because it means the needle is in the correct area.

Numbing medicine is administered, and then the treatment is given by moving the needle around the entire trigger point, covering the entire area. The procedure typically only takes a few minutes, allowing for quick and convenient treatment for patients with busy schedules. After the injection is completed, a bandage is then placed over the injection site to stop bleeding.

We serve patients in the following cities and their surrounding areas:

  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ

Post Injection

After the trigger point injection, the numbing medicine should still be in effect. Within a few hours it will wear off, though some soreness may remain in the injection area for a short while. Relief commonly lasts a few months in total.

For a trigger point injection consultation that’s local to where you live, fill out our contact form or give us a call. For patients with tendon injuries and osteoarthritis pain, we also offer PRP Injection Therapy. With offices conveniently located in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Monroe, NJ, Manchester, NJ, and Aberdeen, NJ, we serve patients all over Ocean County, NJ and Monmouth County, NJ.



Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

  • Rahway

    1082 Saint Georges Ave
    Rahway, NJ 07065

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.