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Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...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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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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Abdominal trigger point injection locations.?

Abdominal trigger point injection locations.?

Many points: I usually feel the areas pf the abdomenal wall to find the tirgger points my self. ...Read more

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Will a trigger point massage cure shoulder bursitis?

Will a trigger point massage cure shoulder bursitis?

May or may not: The correct trigger point may help the pain at that site, but not necessarily if it is bursitis which can improve with exercise, heat, ice or even an injection. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're trigger point pains in muscles?

Help doctors! What're trigger point pains in muscles?

Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What is myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

See below: A myofascial trigger point is thought to be an area of irritable muscle. Pressure on this area will often cause local pain as well as a referral of pain to other sites. The exact nature and cause of these trigger points is unknown but they do exist. Trigger point release is a manual therapy technique to desensitize this spot. It usually consists of deep pressure as well as stretch of the muscle. ...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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Any value from myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

In some cases: In some cases this can be helpful. In my experience these trigger points are often the result of dysfunction of the deeper tissues in the joints and ligaments and I get better results if I address these problems rather than deal with the problems at the surface such as trigger points. Often the trigger points will go away if the deeper structures are treated properly. ...Read more

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Tell me about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Soft tissue therapy: The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. It is a treatment described by andrew taylor still, founder of osteopathy/osteopathic medicine, and his early students, which uses continual palpatory feedback to achieve release of myofascial tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between trigger point therapy and prolotherapy exactly?

What is the difference between trigger point therapy and prolotherapy exactly?

Location: In trigger point therapy, the physician finds tender points in the muscle and injects them. In prolotherapy, the physician injects around ligaments to strengthen them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about myofascial trigger point release for musculoskeletal pain?

Myofascial release: Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. First described by andrew taylor still and his early osteopathic students, the therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. ...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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What is trigger point release in regards of pelvic floor pt? Is it external or internal?

What is trigger point release in regards of pelvic floor pt? Is it external or internal?

Both: Trigger point release is the application of pressure to specific spots in the muscles of the pelvic floor that are causing pain by spasming. These spots are usually best reached by working through the vagina or rectum but depending on the location of the triggers, some spots may be reached externally. ...Read more

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How long does a trigger point injection provide relief on average and is there a limit of how many can be done each year? I have really bad muscle pai

Trigger point inj: The actually injection just allow the muscle to relax a little for you to do stretches and help prevent the muscle from being tense again. You can have them at least once a month if there is not steroid or Botox being used in it. ...Read more