What is the role of therapeutic injections in the management of muscle spasm and myofascial pain?

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Anthony H Wheeler, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Intra-articular injections of a dilute solution of LA, usually in combination with corticosteroids or articular lubricating agents, frequently are advocated for severe pain associated with chronic degenerative arthritis, especially in weight-bearing joints. Intra-articular injection of LAs into spinal facet joints is discussed in a later section of this article; however, injection of extra-axial joints is considered beyond the scope of the primary theme and the audience addressed in this article.


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