Our office provides a number of interventional procedures—such as Epidural Steroid Injections, Trigger Point Injections, and Facet Joint Injections—in order to help patients who are suffering from pain and other debilitating symptoms.
Trigger Point Injections, for example, may be used to relieve painful trigger points, severely painful areas of muscle. Muscles should be able to contract and relax as normal. When this ability is hampered due to injury or stress, a tight band of muscle—a trigger point—may develop. Chronic muscle pain is known as myofascial pain. This is the type of pain experienced by Fibromyalgia patients, although myofascial pain is certainly not unique to Fibromyalgia sufferers. It is a common experience that generally resolves on its own or through massage therapy or other practices. When such pain does not resolve, the use of a Trigger Point Injection may be warranted.
The facet joints are the joints of the spine. There are several conditions that commonly cause issues within the facet joints; arthritis, of course, is the main offender when it comes to back pain related to the facet joints. Facet Joint Injections are used both for providing pain relief, but also for diagnostic purposes.
Certain patients suffer from lower back pain related to the sacroiliac joint, the joint located between the lower part of the spine and the pelvic bones. Sacroiliac Joint Injections may benefit such patients. Others require Coccyx Injections, which are geared toward pain that originates from the tailbone.
Other interventional pain management techniques provided at Monmouth pain include Peripheral Joint Injections and Sympathetic Blocks. Furthermore, Viscosupplementation has proven to be helpful for patients with knee pain. Our physicians are also affiliated with several local medical centers in order to perform procedures that require anesthesia, such as Radiofrequency Ablation or Discograms.
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If you are suffering from back pain or any other painful condition in Monmouth or Ocean County, feel free to contact us for an evaluation by clicking this link (for a free, in-office evaluation), or by calling our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, or Lacey rehabilitation office at 732.345.1377.