Trigger Point Therapy for Children in Long Island, NY
As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is as happy and healthy as possible. That means striving to ensure they avoid illness and stay free from pain or discomfort. That is why it can be so upsetting when your child suffers from chronic pain that you cannot treat at home. At Pediatrics of Long Island, we offer trigger point injections for pain that can help your child find relief from pain, so they can enjoy the time they spend with friends and family to the fullest extent possible.
Trigger point therapy is a simple and effective technique for treating pain. It is especially useful for treating painful muscles that have difficulty relaxing. Trigger point injections may be used to treat tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and even chronic pain involving the myofascial tissue that surrounds the muscles. If your child is suffering from chronic pain or has knots in their muscles that are painful and do not go away on their own, trigger point injections may be able to help. One of the benefits of trigger point therapy is that it does not necessarily rely on pain medications for your child to find relief, making it an excellent treatment option for children who may have allergies.
Trigger point injections utilize a small needle that is inserted into the identified trigger points (such as muscles knots). The needle may contain saline, a local anesthetic, or corticosteroid, but a dry needle technique that uses no medication can also be implemented. The injections administered by your child’s doctor register the trigger point as inactive, thereby alleviating the pain associated with the area. Sometimes, a course of trigger point injections may be recommended to provide permanent relief.
Of course, injections are never a fun endeavor for children and the experienced pediatricians at all 4 of our Long Island locations understand that. At Pediatrics of Long Island, we have dedicated ourselves to the health and wellness of children of all ages. We strive to provide all of our services in offices that are designed to be as relaxing as possible for you and your child. Our experienced pediatricians understand that children have unique needs and are trained to provide a comforting atmosphere that will reduce your child’s stress when visiting our practice, including if they are there to receive injections of any kind, such as those involved with trigger point therapy.
Trigger point injections are a unique treatment therapy and our experienced pediatricians are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s treatments. If your child is experiencing long-lasting pain, if you can feel muscles knots when you touch the affected area, or if they experience persistent tension headaches, trigger point therapy may be right for them. At Pediatrics of Long Island, your child’s doctor will work closely with you to decide on a course of action that is right for them. We understand that every child is different, and we prioritize the relationships we build with parents in order to deliver the most effective medical care possible for the children we see.
If your child experiences chronic pain and you would like to discuss trigger point injections as a potential treatment option, contact Pediatrics of Long Island today to schedule an appointment at one of our 3 convenient locations in Greater Brentwood, Lindenhurst and Patchogue.