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Trigger Point Injections and Fibromyalgia


trigger point therapy in Suffolk County

Trigger Point Injections and Fibromyalgia

Trigger point therapy can be an effective and relieving solution to the exhausting strain of fibromyalgia pain. With the access that Spine & Sports Rehabilitation and Pain Management provides to trigger point therapy in Suffolk County, we can target the sites of your pain. These injections can improve your quality of life, leaving you with more energy to approach your day.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

If you’ve found yourself experiencing widespread pain for at least three months, you might be suffering from fibromyalgia or fibro. Fibro aching occurs throughout the body, on both sides, and might ebb and flow (be a constant presence). The pain may be a general discomfort or be concentrated in specific regions.

Through constant pain and tenderness are the primary symptoms of fibromyalgia, fatigue is also a common symptom. Though this fatigue is often a result of pain disrupting sleep, those with fibro often feel exhausted even when they sleep through the night.

The other major symptom, known as “fibro fog,” can impair mental sharpness, focus, and memory. The disease can also manifest in stiffness upon waking, and a loss of sensation in the extremities. Though most commonly experienced by women, fibro can occur in any gender.

What Treatments And Therapies Exist?

Though no cure exists for fibro yet, a number of medications exist which can ease symptoms. Both over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen or naproxen, and prescription pain relievers can be useful. Some drugs for preventing seizures, such as gabapentin and pregabalin, have also been found helpful in reducing pain.

Beyond medication, physical therapy and massage therapy are both options which can better help you manage your pain. Some patients have found techniques such as acupuncture and meditation to be beneficial for reducing stress and discomfort.

Trigger point injections, in particular, have been found useful in targeting specific areas of pain in the body. Our offices offer some of the best trigger point therapy in Suffolk County, to provide you with effective, long-lasting treatment.

How Can Trigger Point Therapy Help With Fibromyalgia?

During trigger point therapy, an anesthetic is injected with a small needle into a specific, chronic site of pain on the body. These areas, called trigger points, are locations where muscle knots lead to consistent discomfort. Often, these trigger points can induce pain not just directly near them, but in other areas where that trigger point has aggravated a nerve.

The injections do not take very long, often just minutes. Because the process is so quick, several trigger points can be injected in one sitting. The therapy makes it so that the body does not recognize the pain at that location. It can be greatly effective in reducing the amount of discomfort a patient is experiencing in targeted areas and can create sustained relief.

Trigger point therapy can be a fast and potent treatment option to quell your pain. The process is easy. You can get trigger point therapy in Suffolk County at our convenient office, and go on living your life as you were meant to: pain-free.

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