Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injection is a procedure that may mitigate pain in the muscles of your arms, lower back, legs, and neck. Trigger points can be found in these muscle groups, and are often identified as concentrated points of tension, like having a tough knot in your muscles.
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Different physicians will have different opinions on what may warrant the use of a trigger point injection. Some physicians are willing to treat fibromyalgia with trigger point injections, while others will find conditions that cause widespread pain to be unsuitable for trigger point injection treatments.
With a trigger point injection, a doctor uses a small needle at the site of the trigger point. The injection contains an anesthetic or saline, and may also have a corticosteroid. Several trigger points may be targeted. Sustained relief may be achieved after just a brief visit to the doctor.
Source: Cleveland Clinic, Medscape.com, Medicinenet.com
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