Our staff at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine can help these swells of myofascial and muscle pain through trigger point injections. This shot of local anesthetic and steroid is inserted into an extremely tender area. You will usually receive this injection multiple times until you experience pain relief. We’ll administer numbing medicine first and then we’ll move the needle around the entire trigger point. Sometimes, patients may feel a small twitch in the area of affliction but this means the needle is in the correct area. Since the procedure typically only takes a few minutes, it allows for quick and convenient treatment for patients with busy schedules. After the trigger point injection, we then place a bandage over the injection site to stop bleeding.
A Trigger Point injection is a combination of both an anesthetic and a steroid, administered locally to reduce pain and aid recovery. During the procedure, we insert a needle to deliver pain-preventative medication. Side effects are as mild as numbness or weakness in legs. For long-term relief, multiple trigger point injections may be needed following the first injection.