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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding And Trigger Point Injections

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are trigger point injections given for?

Trigger points: Trigger points are "knots" in muscular tissue. Usually the injections are given when those knots do not respond to less invasive treatment. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to trigger point injections in the hip and lower back?

What are the alternatives to trigger point injections in the hip and lower back?

'Alternative': Accupuncture, accupressure, reflexology, yoga, meditation, hypnosis are non-medical practices that have good results for many people. You can read about them and inquire or try them. They will almost certtainly do no harm. Explore and good fortune - find one that feels right and makes sense to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trigger point injections?

What is the definition or description of: trigger point injections?

Muscle knot shot: A trigger point is a local island of muscle spasm or muscle knot. The application of a needle with or without injectant can cause the muscle to release or relax toward normalcy. ...Read more

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What drug is injected with trigger point injections?

What drug is injected with trigger point injections?

See below: Typically, it's a steroid, such as Kenalog and Lidocaine mixed together. You can just do one or the other as well or just use a needle - called dry needling. ...Read more

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Do trigger point injections help with fibromyalgia pain?

Do trigger point injections help with fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Query is whether trigger point injections can ameliorate fibromyalgia pain. Trigger points are able to be detected by sensitive touch, ultrasound, chemical and blood flow changes, and oxygen deficits. Trigger points seem to be effectively reversed by massage, trigger point injections, and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Are thoractic trigger point injections done under fluoroscopy?

Can be: Can be done either way. It is not required, depends on the anatomic location and doctor preference. ...Read more

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How often can trigger point injections be done for myofascial pain?

It depends on what: Solution is used. If it is only lidocaine or mixture of saline and lido it can done monthly. But if there is steroid mix within, then should be much less frequent and I do not advocate for any steroid use as it really doesn't provide any additional benefit base on current medical evidence. ...Read more

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How many trigger point injections can be done in one appointment for myofascial pain?

Typically will be: Between two to three muscle groups bilaterally, so between 4 to 6 injections. ...Read more

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How long will my back and shoulder be sore after trigger point injections? It has been 13 hours and I am still really sore!

How long will my back and shoulder be sore after trigger point injections? It has been 13 hours and I am still really sore!

Usually a waste: You do not state why they were given but trigger point injections are generally a waste of time and provide at best only very short term benefit. ...Read more

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How often can trigger point injections be done?

How often can trigger point injections be done?

Every 2-4 weeks: Depends on what your insurance will approve. For most of my patients I can do them every 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the trigger point injections?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the trigger point injections?

Yes: Trigger point injections are usually painful, but when performed correctly can be very helpful in relieving pain. ...Read more

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Back problems for years. It's now radiating down the arm. Doc wants to do trigger point injections, should I do it?

Back problems for years. It's now radiating down the arm. Doc wants to do trigger point injections, should I do it?

Back and arm pain: How far down the arm is the pain radiating? What is the quality of the pain? These answers would be helpful to evaluate causes and direct treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to repeat trigger point injections in 3 weeks? The doctor did the injections only on my right side. The injections have a steroid.

Is it okay to repeat trigger point injections in 3 weeks? The doctor did the injections only on my right side. The injections have a steroid.

Should be fine: Based on your question, I assume the injections will be on your left side which should be fine. Three weeks for repeat cortisone injections in the same area would be too soon for me. Massage, physical therapy, topical anti inflammatories, or even oral medications could be other options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief. ...Read more

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How do trigger point injections work for cervical spine disc herniation?

How do trigger point injections work for cervical spine disc herniation?

Symptom relief: If a disc herniation is causing muscle spasm and localizable pain the injection can decrease pain. It will have no effect on the disk herniation itself or any spinal cord or nerve irritation caused by pressure from the herniation. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Trigger Point Injections (Definition)

A trigger point is a local island of muscle spasm or muscle knot. The application of a needle with or without injectant can cause the muscle to release ...Read more