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Trigger Point Injections Specialist

Advanced Medical Physicians

Regenerative Rehab located in Newark, DE

When headaches, fibromyalgia, or muscles spasms make it difficult to go about your daily life, it’s time to fight back with trigger point injections. At Advanced Medical Physicians, the cutting-edge regenerative rehab practice in Newark, Delaware, the professional team can address the underlying cause of your discomfort and help you find relief. If you think you could benefit from trigger point injections, don’t wait. Call Advanced Medical Practice today, or go online to use the easy booking tool and be one step closer to pain-free.

Trigger Point Injections Q & A

What are trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections administer a medication directly into a trigger point, an area where muscle spasms and inflammation occur, spreading pain and tightness to other areas in the body. Most often, these trigger points occur in the rhomboid and trapezius back muscles, located across the shoulders and upper back, and can cause headaches, as well as neck and shoulder pain.

At Advanced Medical Physicians, the practice uses trigger point injections to help these muscles relax and elevate your pain. 

What conditions can trigger point injections treat?

Trigger point injections can address trigger points in the upper back and shoulders, lower back, and even in the extremities. Trigger points are common among those with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and back pain, and many of these patients can find relief with injections. Others who can benefit include those with tension headaches and temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) pain.

If you have pain and can feel a palpable nodule, it’s most likely a trigger point, especially if it feels tender or you experience radiating pain when the nodule is massaged. Trigger point injections can help release this “knot” and eliminate any pain it causes. 

What happens during a trigger point injection treatment?

When you have a trigger point injection treatment at Advanced Medical Physician, your doctor administers an injection directly into your trigger point. Depending on multiple factors, including how big the nodule is and how severe your pain, the injection may contain a:

  • Local anesthetic
  • Saline solution
  • Corticosteroid

If you have more than one trigger point, your doctor may give you multiple injections during one session. For patients with severe sensitivities or allergies, the doctor may opt for a dry needling technique.

The injection works to eliminate the trigger point and its associated pain. You may experience pain relief right away, or it may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to fade away. Although trigger points can re-emerge, in most cases, you can get sustained pain relief from a single treatment session.

If trigger points are causing you pain, eliminate them with the help of Advanced Medical Physicians. Call the office today, or go online to schedule your appointment.