On the cutting-edge of medicine and treatments, trigger point injections provide medication that breaks the cycle of chronic muscle pain. As a highly trained neurologist, Emad Soliman, MD, MSc, offers patients trigger point injections at his practice, Westchester Neurological Consultants, in Yonkers, New York. If you suffer from pain in your arms, back, or legs, trigger point injections may provide the relief you need to improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the convenient online scheduling tool.
When you have knotted muscles that won’t relax, you develop trigger points that often feel like knots under your skin. When your muscles are under constant tension, these trigger points form and cause more pain. It’s common to develop trigger points in your shoulders, neck, and lower back.
Trigger point injections target these tense areas in your body with a combination of a local anesthetic, saline solution, and sometimes other medications. Dr. Soliman injects the medication directly into your muscle using a very thin needle. Trigger point injections allow your muscles to finally relax and improve blood flow to the area so you can get relief from pain.
If you regularly experience muscle pain, and physical therapy and other methods don’t relieve your tight muscles, you may benefit from trigger point injections. Many people find that trigger point injections soothe muscle pain in the following areas:
Trigger point injections may also help alleviate pain from tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain. If you suffer from sore, tight muscles, Dr. Soliman may recommend trigger point injections to ease the tension.
You can expect only mild discomfort when you receive your injections. Dr. Soliman uses very tiny needles to inject the solution under your skin, directly into the affected muscles. You can treat more than one muscle group at a time, as well.
It may take a few days for the anti-inflammatory effect to work, and you should avoid strenuous exercise immediately following your appointment, or for as long as Dr. Soliman and his team advise. Trigger point injections are generally safe as long as you don’t have any allergies to anesthetics or the other medications that are part of the treatment plan.
If muscle pain isn’t responding to other treatment methods, or it’s affecting the quality of your life, trigger point injections may be an ideal option for pain relief. If you live in Yonkers or the greater New York City area, call Westchester Neurological Consultants or schedule an appointment online today.