Some of our patients suffer from pain due to knots in muscle tissue. This pain can be felt in the arms, legs, back, and neck. Essentially, you may feel a knot when massaging the muscle tissue where the pain originates. If pain relief and physical therapy have not alleviated the pain, then Dr. Henriquez may suggest Trigger Point Injections for pain relief.
What is a Trigger Point Injection:
This type of injection is typically a mixture of lidocaine (for numbing) and cortizone (as a steroid). Dr. Henriquez will locate the origin of the muscle knot, which is where the muscle is unable to relax, and inject the medication there. The result is relieving these muscle aches and pains.
During a Trigger Point Injection, a patient will simply need to visit our office. Everything is accomplished within 20 minutes during your visit. You may even receive several injections based on your personalized approach to pain relief. After the treatment, you can go home and carry on your daily tasks while taking care not to be strenuously using your muscles for a few days.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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