11 doctors weighed in:
Are physiatrists the only doctors who do trigger point injections (i live in pa)?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Any physician can do a trigger point injection.

In brief: No
Any physician can do a trigger point injection.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Trigger Point Shots
Trigger point injections are low risk and require no special imaging devices.
They are performed by physiatrists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists(usually anesthesiologists), neurologists, and some family practitioners and internists.

In brief: Trigger Point Shots
Trigger point injections are low risk and require no special imaging devices.
They are performed by physiatrists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists(usually anesthesiologists), neurologists, and some family practitioners and internists.
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Dr. Charles Crabbe
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly dentists
It depends upon the state but dentists trained in craniofacial or orofacial pain are usually able to give trigger point injections in the head and neck if the pain is in the jaw area.

In brief: Possibly dentists
It depends upon the state but dentists trained in craniofacial or orofacial pain are usually able to give trigger point injections in the head and neck if the pain is in the jaw area.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trigger Points
No. Any physician can legally do trigger point injections.
Physicians commonly offer trigger point injections as part of pain management care and most commonly are anesthesiologists who specialize in pain management.

In brief: Trigger Points
No. Any physician can legally do trigger point injections.
Physicians commonly offer trigger point injections as part of pain management care and most commonly are anesthesiologists who specialize in pain management.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management
In brief: I hope so
Trigger point injections may be useful, but the real issue is getting the muscle to move correctly and to be of the proper strength.
Short term help can be achieved through moderate heat, massage and stretching. Long term proper exercise is best.

In brief: I hope so
Trigger point injections may be useful, but the real issue is getting the muscle to move correctly and to be of the proper strength.
Short term help can be achieved through moderate heat, massage and stretching. Long term proper exercise is best.
Dr. Paul Reynolds
Dr. Paul Reynolds
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