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Unlocking Pain Relief with Trigger Point Injections at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy


Trigger Point Injections (TIs) have emerged as a powerful tool in the treatment of acute and chronic muscle pain, often associated with underlying bone or nerve pathology. At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we specialize in providing these innovative treatments, combining the precision of needling with the soothing effects of local anesthetics to alleviate pain and restore function.

Understanding Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections are a non-invasive procedure that involves the injection of a local anesthetic, typically lidocaine, into the area of a trigger point. This technique is particularly effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including muscle sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, and more. The primary goal of TIs is to disrupt the abnormal tissue that causes pain, thereby breaking the cycle of muscle tension and pain.

The Procedure

The process begins with the patient identifying the area of most intense pain. Our team then locates the trigger point causing the symptoms and marks the area with fingernail impressions. The skin is cleaned with povidone-iodine or alcohol, and the area is frosted with ethyl chloride to numb the skin. The needle is then inserted, and a small amount of local anesthetic is injected into the trigger point. This procedure is repeated throughout the taut band, ensuring that the entire painful area is covered with as few skin penetrations as possible.

Techniques and Outcomes

There are several techniques used in trigger point injections, with needling combined with infiltration of the entire taut band being the most effective. This method involves infiltrating the area with a local anesthetic and then needling the area to break up the abnormal tissue. The goal is to inactivate the neuromuscular trigger point mechanism, leading to a reduction in pain and improved function.

Patients often experience immediate relief from pain following the injection, with the tenderness of the trigger point and the associated harder consistency of the surrounding tissue diminishing substantially. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of TIs depends on the accurate identification and treatment of the trigger points, as well as the patient’s adherence to post-treatment exercises and stretches.

Why Choose Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC?

At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive care that addresses the root causes of pain. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to using the latest techniques, including trigger point injections, to help patients regain their mobility and quality of life. We believe in the power of holistic care, combining chiropractic adjustments with physical therapy and other modalities to achieve optimal results.

For those suffering from chronic pain or looking to improve their overall well-being, Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, offers a safe and effective solution. Our team is committed to providing personalized care, ensuring that each patient receives the treatment they need to achieve their goals.

If you’re interested in exploring trigger point injections or any other treatment options at our center, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you on your path to pain relief and improved health.


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