Nerve Blocks or Injections at Our Office

A nerve block is an anesthetic and/or anti-inflammatory injection targeted toward a certain nerve or group of nerves to treat pain. The purpose of the injection is to “turn off” a pain signal coming from a specific location in the body or to decrease inflammation in that area.

Trigger points are knots that form due to overactive muscles. Many active trigger points may be relieved through the use of physical therapy. If you are experiencing pain coinciding from consistently active trigger points, however, then a trigger point injection would be an effective modality to rid you of your pain.

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Administered by a doctor, a small needle is inserted into the trigger point area. The injection may contain normal saline or some type of local anesthetic to numb the area such as lidocaine. At times, it may include a corticosteroid as well. Numbing medication is administered to ensure maximum comfort during treatment. The needle will gently move throughout the area to ensure the entire area is treated and is extracted once the muscle is relaxed, or the local twitch response halts.

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