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By The Korunda Pain Managment Center Staff – 12/06/10

Are Trigger Point Injections Dangerous?

Treating chronic pain is something which pain management professionals engage in on a daily basis.  Their patients come to them with chronic pain complaints and it is then up to the doctor to prescribe the perfect treatment to help them achieve pain-free living.  One treatment method is trigger point injections.  Trigger point injections consist of injecting anesthesia and oftentimes steroids into trigger point areas of the body in order to provide pain relief.  The following will describe this treatment method in more depth and discuss whether this procedure is dangerous in nature or not.

Trigger Point Injections Relieve Pain

Trigger point injections can be given in various areas throughout the body such as one’s arms, legs, neck and lower back.  The injections go to the trigger points and make them inactive which in turn will relieve pain.  Many patients who obtain trigger point injections will feel relief from doing so.

Trigger Point Injections May Have Side Effects
When answering the question as to whether trigger point injections are dangerous, it can be stated that there are possible side effects which can occur as a result of the injections.  Some of the potential side effects include nerve or tissue injury, infection and/or bleeding.  With that said, these injections are slightly invasive but can produce results with patients who have chronic pain and need relief from painful trigger points.

Consult with Your Pain Management FL Center Regarding Trigger Point Injections

Before taking the step to having trigger point injections performed, it is imperative that you thoroughly understand what this type of treatment method entails and go over the pros and cons with your doctors Lee County to see if this is the right treatment method for you.  Certain patients may not be in the best position to have trigger point injections performed due to their medical conditions and other issues, which could make the treatment method of trigger point injections dangerous for them.  However, other patients will be the perfect candidates for trigger point injections and your pain management FL doctor will advise you as to whether or not you fit within this category.

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