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Trigger Point Injections Treatment Near Me in New York

What are trigger point injections?

Muscle pain related to myofascial trigger points gets treated by trigger point injections.

Myofascial trigger points are directly injected with medication in this treatment & the doctor decides the best medicine based on severity & underlying cause of the pain.

Trigger point injections can include:

  • a local anesthetic which blocks pain receptors in muscles
  • a corticosteroid, it reduces inflammation in the muscle and connective tissue
  • botulinum toxin A, this prevents muscle contractions

A small needle is inserted into a myofascial trigger point by a doctor to inject the medication during the process.

People may feel a crunching sensation when the doctor inserts the needle if they have tense muscles & it usually subsides as the muscle relaxes.

Myofascial pain, commonly called trigger points, cause chronic pain if left untreated. Trigger point injections are a safe way to alleviate the painful knots formed by strained muscles. According to a study from American Family Physician, 58 percent of patients felt relief immediately after treatment. Neurodiagnostics Medical P.C. offers trigger point injections in New York to help your muscles relax.

What are the risks?

Complication risks from a trigger point injection are very low. Bleeding and infection at the injection site are uncommon complications. A person may have soreness or numbness at the injection site temporarily.

What happens after the procedure?

You can actively use your muscle after a trigger point injection. Strenuous activity are to be avoided for the first few days.

Is trigger point injection right for you?

If your muscle pain has not improved with other treatments, trigger point injection may be right for you. A doctor can identify whether it’s right for you or not.

Conditions That Benefit from Trigger Point Injections

According to PubMed Central, about 85% of the population deals with pain from trigger points. Trigger points are knots that form from repeated micro-traumas. That can include repetitive movements from sports or even holding tension in your shoulders at a desk job. Here are a few common conditions that could benefit from trigger point injections:

  • Lower Back Pain: Whether it’s due to age or injury, lower back pain can disrupt your daily life, and trigger point injections may help when nothing else does.
  • Migraines: Patients who suffer from migraines can end up missing several days of work as they wait for the pain to subside. When trigger point injections include botulinum toxin A (Botox), they can provide the relief patients so desperately need.
Neck Pain: There are many causes of neck pain, from chronic stress to a herniated disc. When no other treatment provides relief, trigger point injections can help the muscles relax.

What To Expect After Trigger Point Injections

It’s normal to experience soreness after your doctor inserts a small needle into your muscle. While it is safe to go about your normal routine after a trigger point injection, you should avoid heavy physical activity for several days to give the muscle time to recover. Cleveland Clinic found that most patients experience relief one to three days after their procedure.

Pain Relief Through Trigger Point Injections

If you prefer holistic pain relief methods, scheduling trigger point injection could help relieve pain and reduce inflammation in targeted areas. You can choose dry needling or have your physician inject steroids or anesthetic into the muscle to help with treatment. 

Call Neurodiagnostics Medical P.C. at 347-602-9530 or fill out our online contact form to schedule trigger point injections in all five boroughs and on Long Island. We can answer questions like, “What are trigger point injections?” and more.

Our doctors accept most insurance plans, including workers’ compensation, no-fault, and PIP (personal injury protection). Same-day appointments may be available.


How should I prepare for my trigger injection appointment?

Prepare for your appointment by taking a bath or shower beforehand and wearing loose clothing that won’t put pressure on the area after the injection.

How many trigger point injections will I need?

The frequency of injections and the number you need depends on your pain level and whether or not you need steroids to treat the trigger point. For trigger point injections that do not require steroids, you can receive them more often. 

Can I get a massage after trigger point injections?

There is no reason why you should have to avoid getting a massage after a trigger point injection. In fact, it may help to further relax the muscle.