NYC Pain Relief Trigger Point Injections Specialist Doctors NYC
A pain block is an injection of medicine offered by Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates that stops a nerve from communicating to your brain, essentially blocking the pain signals and is often called a “trigger point” pain injection. Blocks are effective pain relief techniques, mainly to kill the pain while your body heals. The goal of your pain management NYC doctor is to eliminate your pain or at least reduce it to a manageable level. Pain relief trigger point injections do just that.
When you’re in pain, your body is trying to tell you there’s a problem. Instead of suffering, get it checked to ensure it’s not something serious, like a herniated disc or sciatica. In Manhattan, you can find a qualified pain management specialist who can diagnose the source of your pain so you can start treatment to alleviate it. And the sooner you begin, the better chance you have of avoiding further complications.
The pain management and back pain doctors at Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates know that the first step toward relief is an accurate diagnosis. They have the latest tools and techniques to help pinpoint your health problem. After your diagnosis, they can select the most appropriate pain relief modality to help you out of pain.
A Conservative Path to Pain Relief
Not all pain management doctors in NYC go straight to pharmaceuticals to kill your pain. The best approach is a conservative one, starting with non-invasive techniques, such as physical therapy or mild electrical stimulation. If the conservative treatments work, your pain is under control and you need nothing else.
However, if the conservative treatments don’t relieve your pain or address the underlying issues, then more aggressive forms of treatment are required. While very few people end up needing surgery, there are many available treatments for fighting pain. The next step after more conservative treatments fail is often pain relief injections.
Trigger Point Pain Injections to Fight Back Pain
The goal of a pain management specialist is to get you back to your normal life, free of pain. Sometimes, that requires an injection of medicine right where it’s needed the most. You can get pain relief injections in your back or in any joint that’s causing you pain.
Epidural steroid injections have a mix of medications to fight pain and reduce internal swelling. Epidural injections by definition are meant for your spine. They address specific conditions, such as:
Once your pain management doctor identifies the problem area in your back, one injection can bring instant relief. The types of epidural injections available at Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates are:
- Caudal epidural steroid injection
- Cervical epidural steroid injection
- Lumbar epidural steroid injection
- Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
- Transforaminal epidural steroid injection
- Epidural for cancer pain
Pain Relief Injections for Your Joints
If your pain originates from someplace other than your back, your NYC doctor has other options to help. If you play (or even follow) sports, you’ve likely heard of cortisone shots. Cortisone is a mix of a corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic. But there are other pain relief options as well, including:
- Celiac plexus block
- Facet joint injection
- Lumbar sympathetic block
- Medial branch block
- Racz caudal neurolysis
- Stellate ganglion block
- Trigger point injection
Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates
51 East 25th St, 4th Floor, Ste B
New York, NY 10010