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Fountain Valley Physical Medicine

Primary Location
18042 Magnolia Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 962-1674
Fax: (714) 964-9624

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 12:302 - 7
TuesdayClosed2-7
Wednesday9-12:302 - 7
ThursdayClosed2-7
Friday9-12:302-6
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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What is it?

A trigger point injection is an injection (shot) into a painful are of muscle. Normal muscles tighten and relax as you use them. A trigger point is a tight knot or band of muscle that forms when a muscle does not relax.  They can be very painful.  An injection into the trigger point can help it relax and relieve the pain.

Trigger point injections are usually accompanied by muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises.

Many patients recieve a series of trigger point injections, usually at 7-14 days  apart.

Why Do I Need it?

Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots that are painful on compression and can produce referred pain or tenderness as well as problems with muscle function.  The pain can affect posture, cause weakness, and reduce your range of motion. Trigger points can be caused by or associated with a number of conditions, including:

  • Muscle tension conditions, such as myofascial pain syndrome (a common chronic pain that surrounds muscle tissue), or fibromyalgia, (chronic pain in the muscles of soft tissues surrounding joints)
  • Tension headaches or TMJ pain
  • Muscle injuries or repetitive use injuries
  • Spine conditions such as herniated discs, pinched nerves and fractures.

How Do I Prepare?

There are a few things you can do to make your procedure go better:

Medication Changes. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners (Coumadin, plavix), before the procedure.  Be sure to check with you regular doctor before stopping any medications.

Medication List. On the day of the procedure, bring a list of all your current medications to the appointment.  This includes over-the-counter medications, herbals and vitamins.

X-rays or other images. Bring these on the day of the procedure as well.

Medical History. Be sure to tell your doctor about any blood thinners, or if you are ill on the day of your injection.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 12:302 - 7
TuesdayClosed2-7
Wednesday9-12:302 - 7
ThursdayClosed2-7
Friday9-12:302-6
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

Meet our Doctors

Dr. DelloRusso

Dr. DelloRusso is a Board Certified anesthesiologist who has trained in and managed a variety of pain management problems over many years.

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Dr. Lane

Dr. Lane is trained in ergonomics and has provided injury prevention lectures to many of the major industries in the area.

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Dr. Meyer

Besides treating patients, Dr. Meyer lectures on an international basis to other doctors of Chiropractic on advanced methods of postural correction.

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  • (714) 962-1674
  • 18042 Magnolia Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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