Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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Shoulder and Upper Back Pain

- Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Upper back pain is often muscle related.  Overuse, strain or injury to the muscles can cause severe pain in the upper back area.  Small knots called Trigger Points can form in the muscles and cause chronic pain.  These knots sometimes form what looks like a bubble below the skin surface.

A common chronic pain treatment for upper back pain is a Trigger Point Injection.  This quick out-patient procedure is very helpful in relieving discomfort associated with upper back pain.  Trigger point injections involve a special anesthetic formula that gets injected right into the trigger point, the area where upper back pain occurs.  The injection relaxes the trigger point and relieves the upper back pain in the area.  

If you or a friend suffers from upper back pain, Trigger Point Injections may be a good solution.  Call the Franklin Pain and Wellness Center at (508) 507-8818 to schedule an evaluation.  If Trigger Point injections are not the ideal solution for your upper back pain, there are a range of other treatments available depending on the exact cause of your pain, medical history and symptoms.  A treatment plan centered around your pain needs will be created by the specialists at The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center in collaboration with your physician. The goal is to mitigate your pain and improve your quality of life.