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Dr. Dwight Paul Ligham, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
One Long Wharf Drive; Suite 212
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dwight Ligham's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Ligham is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ligham takes. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Ligham attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Durgadas Sakalkale is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sakalkale is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Facet Injection, Coblation, Electroencephalography, Sciatica, Nucleoplasty, Epidural ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Sonia Gordon-Dole is a rheumatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon-Dole is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gordon-Dole honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Gordon-Dole obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gordon-Dole (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Bone Density ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52

Specializes in Adult Oncology
150 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Edward Prior's area of specialization is adult oncology. Dr. Prior is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prior include diabetes, trigger point injections, and depression. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Prior attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Iron Deficiency, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Diabetes, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

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What are Trigger Point Injections?

Trigger points are small, irritated spots within a muscle that produce pain. They may be tender when pressed and may spread referred pain out to other areas. Trigger points can be caused by illness, injury, or by the repetitive strain of poor posture.

Trigger point injection is a treatment that uses needles to break up and release these painful spots in the muscles. A physician injects the trigger point with anesthetic, saline, or steroids. Then the needle is moved up and down through the knot several times. The injection numbs and relaxes the spasm within the muscle, increasing blood flow and allowing the patient to stretch the area, reducing pain.

While trigger point injection can be useful for anyone experiencing this type of pain, it is commonly used specifically for patients with muscle pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome. These patients may be especially prone to developing these painful knots within their muscle tissue.
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