Myofascial Injections

Myofascial Injections in Northern New Jersey

Persistent pain can touch multiple areas of daily life, affecting your mobility, mental health, work, social calendar, and more. If you’re seeking a reprieve from Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS), several safe, effective procedures are available. At Bergen Pain Management in Paramus, West New York, and Union, New Jersey, you’re in good hands with Dr. Thomas Ragukonis. Dr. Ragukonis is an expert in pain management, bringing over 25 years of experience to the practice as a board-certified NJ Top Doc. Discover how myofascial injection therapy and other minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments can help alleviate your discomfort today.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

Fascia is the thin, flexible connective tissue that keeps your muscles and other internal parts in place. This multilayer tissue stretches as you move, providing structure without limiting mobility. It contains nerves almost as sensitive as those in the skin as well as a liquid called hyaluronan. If this liquid dries out and the fascia tightens around the muscle, this can result in painful knots called “trigger points” and the condition known as myofascial pain syndrome. This chronic condition is confined to a specific area on the body and often caused by:

  • Tension as a reaction to stress and anxiety
  • Little or limited physical activity
  • Repetitive movements
  • Injury or surgery

Myofascial pain syndrome can be found across multiple areas of the body, including the neck, back, hips, and shoulders. While pain and tenderness at the trigger point can be felt at random, it’s usually the result of pressure placed directly on the afflicted area. Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome may include:

  • Aching, localized muscle pain
  • Muscular stiffness
  • Tender knot in a muscle

While the pain may start as mild discomfort, it can intensify over time without proper treatment and result in indirect symptoms that affect the overall quality of life. This condition can make it difficult to sleep at night, cause poor posture that leads to other discomfort, and more. Treating MPS early through pain-management therapies can help you get back to enjoying the activities you love.


Myofascial Pain Syndrome Trigger Point Injections at Bergen Pain Management

Trigger Point Injection (TPI) is an established solution to myofascial pain syndrome designed to provide instant pain relief. At our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Ragukonis injects a numbing agent or corticosteroid directly into the trigger point to break up the muscle tension, rendering it inactive. For patients with drug allergies, a dry-needle technique is used as an alternative to help yield the same soothing results.

This minimally invasive pain relief treatment may include one or more injections per visit, and usually takes just a few minutes of your time in the doctor’s office. Dr. Ragukonis works closely with each patient to identify the problem area, find solutions, and create an individualized treatment plan that can achieve long-lasting relief.


Schedule a Consultation for Myofascial Injection Therapy in Northern New Jersey

While muscles tense up periodically, it’s important to seek treatment if the pain persists and interferes with everyday living. Let Dr. Ragukonis locate the source of your pain and put your body and mind at ease. Contact Bergen Pain Management to learn more about trigger point injections for myofascial pain and to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Paramus, West New York, or Union, New Jersey.