Trigger Point Injections

The Procedure:

This involves an injection of steroids in the area of pain (typically in a trigger point area in the muscle). This is done in the office. Steroids help in reducing the inflammation that is contributing to the cause of pain. Usually the anesthetic that is mixed into the shot works right away, in a day or two it wears off and again the steroids usually take about 3-4 days to work.