A Physiatrist may recommend and perform Trigger Point Injections to break up trigger points and reduce muscle pain and spasms associated with tension headaches. This process involves an injection of a local anesthetic medication and/or cortisone into trigger points. To increase the precision and effectiveness of Trigger Point Injections, some Physiatrists (including the doctors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation) use Ultrasound technology to guide injections with real-time, moving images of the affected areas.
Medical Treatment for Tension Headaches at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation
The Medical Director (Physiatrist) at our Red Bank, NJ office approaches every patient with the least invasive, most conservative treatments first. Toward this end, our practice incorporates massage therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care.
Acupuncture is particularly relevant for headache sufferers. As a progressive facility dedicated to integrating the best of both Western and Eastern medical techniques for pain management, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation incorporates this ancient Chinese practice. Acupuncture encourages the body’s natural ability to manage pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, natural painkilling chemicals. This treatment also increases serotonin levels, which works to suppress the stimulation of nerve signals that cause pain.
Minimally invasive procedures—such as Trigger Point Injections—are used only when necessary to break the cycle of pain common to many tension headache sufferers. Toward this end, our Red Bank, NJ medical office features Ultrasound technology to ensure that the Trigger Point Injections performed at our office are accurate and effective.
Please contact our office at 732-345-1377 or complete the contact form above to learn more about Trigger Point Injections for tension head aches and other headache treatments in Monmouth County.