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Trigger Points & Trigger Point Injections

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A trigger point is a small area in a muscle that is very sensitive to touch or pressure.  It can be extremely painful.  Injury, overexertion, muscle tension, and muscle spasms are common causes of trigger points.  They most frequently occur in the neck, back, and shoulders.  Trigger point injections relax the muscle and relieve pain by placing medications in the trigger point. 

 

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