Trigger Point Injections in Huntington NY

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Pain and Trigger Points

Each day, 25 million Americans take a pain medication. Some of these people take medication daily for chronic pain. Most of these people prefer to avoid the possible long-term effects of these pills

Trigger Point Injection Therapy in Huntington works to relieve chronic, muscular pain without oral pain medication. This is a universally well received combination of clinically proven methods for the treatment of chronic pain anywhere in the body. It is particularly well suited for chronic upper and lower back, neck and head pain.


What are Trigger Points in Huntington?

Trigger points (myofacial pain) are small "knots" or areas of spasm, within a muscle. They may be tender when touched or cause shortening of a muscle which may then cause limited range of motion in the affected area (for example, neck rotation). Trigger points may even cause "referred pain" - pain that is felt in a distant location when they trigger point is touched. The pain from these points may come and go spontaneously, or linger hours, days, even months.


What causes Trigger Points?

There are many causes: accidents, misuse, overuse, misalignments, disc and other spinal problems. The resulting inflammation, along with emotional stressors, cause muscle cells to contract. When the muscle cells contract continuously, thereby constricting their own blood supply, there is a local "energy crisis" for the cells. When this occurs, the cells do not have enough energy to stop contracting and prolonged spasm and trigger points ensue.


How Does It Work?

Trigger Point Injection Therapy essentially loosens these knots, allowing improved blood flow to the chronically spasmodic areas. As a result, the areas begin to heal. Performed by a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, a very thin, acupuncture sized needle is injected into the muscle belly quickly (which is rarely even felt) which causes a fast twitch of the muscle with a very diluted lidocaine solution. The lidocaine helps to numb the area and the fast twitch releases the lactic acid which is built up inside the trigger point thus relaxing the muscle. As soon as the knots are relieved, there is often an immediate and remarkable reduction in pain, soreness, and discomfort, as well as the beginning of long-term relief. If pursued properly over a number of sessions, the muscles will heal themselves and the symptoms will be abated, The treatment at Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center is simple, minimally invasive and quick. Improvement is usually noted after each session.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Tuesday
12:00pm - 7:00pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Thursday
12:00pm - 7:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Saturday
By Appointment

Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center
198 New York Avenue #1
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 470-9670

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Mary L.

"Last 2 weeks of December 2017 I was introduced to Balance Chiropractic. I was in a lot of pain in my neck both sides. As I met Dr. Paul he sat down with me and explained to me the different therapy that I may need for my pain. As the weeks went on the pain started to decrease from my neck."

Robert M.

"I have been going to Balance for a little over a month now and I've seen a major improvement in my posture as well as a decrease in my shoulder pain. Dr. Paul is extremely thorough and made sure I completely understood the treatment plan he wanted to implement."

James H.

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Shelia B.

"Let me start out by saying that about a year ago I had been seeing a different chiropractor for months without any pain relief. Dr. Deb Genin is fantastic. She created a treatment plan and reviewed my insurance to map out my coverage. For once, I am optimistic about the prospect of improving my posture, spine health and overall quality of life."

Amanda S.

"After several months of care at Balance Chiropractic the improvement has been so helpful. Being a pregnant patient, Dr. Paul and Dr. Deb have been thorough yet cautious with my care, always asking and adjusting their method if need be. Their approach has been holistic and I have been so grateful for the personal help and attention during my pregnancy."

Alexis N.

"Life changing! I was getting headaches every single day. My headaches are extremely infrequent now and under much better control. I struggled with back and neck pain for years and it is finally feeling so much better now. It's an amazing thing to finally feel better! Everyone at Balance Chiropractic is wonderful!!"

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"I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Balance Chiropractic and Wellness has truly changed my life. I have gone from having 20-30 (yes really) migraines a month since the age of 12 to maybe 1-2 depending on weather activity. Since going to Balance Chiropractic I have become a new person."

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