Arthritis injection therapies provide a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgery. Trigger point injection may be an option for treating lower back pain in some patients. With a proper and prompt diagnosis, the treatment of the affected area will typically allow most patients to resume normal activities and return to work in a relatively short period of time.
Muscle areas that are extremely painful and characterized by the presence of the trigger points, are treated through the use of trigger point injections. A traumatized area in the muscle, which can feel like a knot or a tight, taut band of the muscle, and is tender to deep pressure or palpation, is called a trigger point. Lower back pain is the best known symptom of the common muscle knot, but they can cause an astonishing array of other aches and pains.
While the most common areas they develop in are, the neck, shoulders, and low back. Trigger points may occur in any area of the body, most often in the back resulting in lower back pain. For a consultation, please contact the Pain Clinic NYC today if you think that you may be a candidate for Trigger Point Injections.