Trigger Point Injections
Myofascial pain syndrome is a very common and prevalent painful disorder characterized by the presence of myofascial trigger points which are distinct sensitive spots in a palpable taut band of muscle that produces local and/or referred pain.
Myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points can exist on their own and can also accompany other painful conditions such as radiculopathies "pinched nerves," in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, and other anatomical areas.
These myofascial trigger points can be safely and effectively treated by injections of a local anesthetic. This can provide very substantial relief of the patient's symptomatology and we find this line of treatment most helpful in our practice.
This procedure is almost always performed as part of a comprehensive pain management program.