Before resorting to trigger point injections, NJ Spine and Wellness always considers nonsurgical treatment options first. Several of our innovative modalities have been proven to treat trigger points. These include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Laser therapy
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
If these nonsurgical treatments fail to provide relief, our team of pain management specialists may recommend trigger point injections. During the procedure, you will sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Your doctor will then locate the trigger point in your muscle and clean the area with an antiseptic.
A thin needle will then be inserted into the trigger point, and a mixture of anesthetic and steroid will be injected into the muscle. The anesthetic will numb the area while the steroid reduces inflammation and swelling.