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  • Writer's pictureDr. Timothy Groth

Are Trigger Point Injections right for you?

Trigger points can play a major role in back pain. Trigger points are painful “knots” of muscle that form when a muscle can’t relax. Sometimes you can feel these knots under your skin when you rub your muscle.

A trigger point injection is a procedure used to help soothe muscle pain, especially in the following muscle groups: arms, legs, lower back and neck. It also can be used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches and myofascial pain. A needle is inserted into the trigger point and is injected with a local anesthetic that sometimes includes a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation.

To learn more about Trigger Point Injections and if they are right for you, contact us at 631-543-1440 or visit us online at

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