Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

NYC Locations: 80 Maiden Lane | Park Ave
212-619-2610

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

80 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038 | 212-619-2610

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York
Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

Authorized by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board

Trigger Point Injection

Woman holding neck and back in pain

Is that knot in your lower back limiting your ability to get around? Perhaps you have a tight area in the shoulder or neck that really bothers you. The pain may or may not be severe, but it seems to occur whenever you are moving. In some cases, this type of pain can also occur when you are just laying down to rest. What can you do about it? This type of pain is called trigger point pain. It occurs in a specific area and often creates a muscle that’s tight. When you come in to see our team, you’ll learn about trigger point injections. This treatment option could help to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.

Do You Really Need Treatment for Trigger Point Pain?

If you have mild pain that comes and goes, and it does not limit your everyday movements, it may seem like getting trigger point treatment isn’t necessary. It is still important to come in to see our New York City doctors to discuss why you have this pain and if it would worsen over time. For many, it does. When you come in to see our team, we’ll talk about any benefit you may see from trigger point injections. However, if your pain is constant or frequent or it is more than just a bother, come in to see our team.

Trigger point injections are a type of minimally invasive treatment that helps to provide relief to many people who suffer from trigger point pain in the back, shoulders, or neck. It can help you, too. Schedule a consultation with our NYC doctors for trigger point injections and learn more about how effective it can be to your pain.

A trigger point is a tight band of muscle that causes pain during activity and/or at rest. Tightness is sometimes described as a knot in the muscle, which often can be felt as a lump beneath the skin. Symptoms of a trigger point may include:

  • Local tenderness (i.e., neck, shoulder, low back)
  • Local muscle twitching
  • Reduced range of motion
  • One or more areas of muscle tightness
  • Trigger points can affect any muscle in the body.
  • Referred pain. For example, if you have a trigger point in your neck, pain may be referred to your upper shoulder(s) or arms.

Common causes

The following list is not complete, but will give you an idea of how a muscular trigger point may develop.

  • Repetitive stress/movement of a particular muscle or group of muscles
  • Cradling a telephone receiver between your chin and shoulder
  • Bending forward for a prolonged period of time (muscle stress)
  • Poor back support while seated.
  • Lifting something that is too heavy and/or poor body mechanics.

Trigger point injection

At Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York, our staff will insert a small needle into the trigger point and inject a local anesthetic. The trigger point injection may include a corticosteroid (powerful anti-inflammatory drug). The injection only takes a few minutes, and more than one trigger point can be treated at the same time.

Your treatment plan may include physical therapy and guidance about how to prevent future trigger points from developing.

We Understand Your Pain

  • You—your pain, expectations and treatment goals.
  • Precise diagnosis—our doctors specialize in precision diagnostics.  An accurate diagnosis is the first step to an effective and efficient treatment plan.
  • Provide patient-friendly educational materials, including illustrative videos to help you learn about spinal anatomy, conditions and treatments.
  • Interventional pain management.  Instead of masking pain, we “intervene” to stop and manage pain while you heal.
  • Functional rehabilitation.  Physical therapy helps you regain and build flexibility, strength and endurance.
  • Be available to answer all your questions and address each concern.

 

Meet Your Expert Pain Management Team

Jose F Colon MD

Jose Colon, MD

Pain Management

Michael Seidenstein MD

Michael Seidenstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Allwyn J Levine MD

Allwyn Levine, MD, MPH

Pain Management

Milton Eng RPT

Milton Eng, RPT

Director of Physical Therapy

Edwin Perez MD

Edwin Perez, MD

Pain Management

Armando Villarreal MD

Armando Villarreal, MD

Pain Management

Dr. Alexios Apazidis

Dr. Alexios Apazidis, MD

Orthopedic, Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon

Why Choose NYC PAIN?

Top Medical Experts

Our expert team of board-certified surgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists and knowledgeable staff, allows us to provide you with the highest quality care

Advanced Technology

Our facilities features advanced equipment that gives our team access to the tools they need to help ensure your success

Patient Support

We offer a full 360 degrees of support for our patients. From intake, diagnosis, therapy, surgery and aftercare. Our doctors are always here to help you with any questions or concerns you have

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Convenient Locations

Serving Greater New York City, Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester. Our convenient location in lower Manhattan is close to subways, busses & the PATH train station

 

Lower Manhattan | NYC

80 Maiden Lane | Suite 703
New York, NY 10038

 

212-619-2610

Newark | New jersey

638 Mount Prospect Ave
Newark, NJ 07104

 

973-481-4040

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