Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief Now Offered by Medical Center Offices in NJ, NY

Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief Now Offered by Medical Center Offices in NJ, NY
The University Pain Medicine Center with offices in New Jersey and New York is now offering trigger point injections to relieve pain, according to a news release. The minimally invasive procedure benefits those with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, which affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and often, psychological distress. Some people also report restless leg syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, light, or temperature. The condition can lead to disability. Trigger points are focus areas of spasm and inflammation in skeletal muscle. These points generally feel like a knot or nodule that is tender or painful to the touch. In some cases the pain then radiates out to the surrounding area. Trigger points commonly accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders and conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, frozen shoulder, and myofascial pain syndrome. Acute trauma or repetitive minor injury can also lead to the development of trigger points. The trigger point injections offered at the University Pain Medicine Center involve the injection of a local anesthetic with or without cortisone (a steroid) into the muscle where patients have tenderness or pain. The injection forces the trigger point to become inactive and the pa
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