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cheffy

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So I just left the pain clinic, and they want me to do trigger point injections, along with my pain meds. Should I go forward with the injections or not?:confused:
 

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I just had epidural and occipital nerve blocks and it helps some. Trigger point injections? what is that?
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I have had the trigger points injections twice now. They were about three weeks apart. I had the first done at the same time as my epidural. It does help the muscles to relax. The trigger injections are not painful, just a stick and some burning. It can be a sore area for a little while and icing helps. My shoulder muscles and neck (back area not front) was the area for shots. My doctor did a shot in my hip as well. The medicine is not as long lasting as the epidural. Mine wore off about 3 days. But, that is probably just my body. So, in essence, the trigger point shots are not painful and do work just not as long.
 

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I am praying they will offer me injections---anything to avoid surgery! I want to feel better, I want to walk and swim and move around like a normal woman! Is that too much to ask?
 

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I would advise you to go ahead, proceed with the trigger point injections. Find some solace. Please let us know how you fared.
 

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Not big fan of that kind of things (at least not for now), but if your doctor really thinks this is the best option for you, then I'd advice you to go for it. Some people can handle pain better than others. It all depends on how you feel :) If the pain is really bad almost everyday, and your doctor thinks it's ok to go ahead and do it, then you should really go for it :)
 

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So I just left the pain clinic, and they want me to do trigger point injections, along with my pain meds. Should I go forward with the injections or not?:confused:

Trigger point injections are not as invasive as epidural blocks, but I would ask what is being injected before giving my consent. These injections are superficial compared to some of the other injections being pushed on patients.

Steroids can have nasty repercussions years after being used.
 

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It usually uses something similar to what dentists use to number your mouth. The Idea is you have regular numbing of a problem spot to desensitize it in the hopes that further down the line it causes you less problems. I should be starting a course of that myself soon. Good luck
 

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I had the trigger point injections multiple times. I found them to be very painful. Excruciating at times. Especially since my one muscle was so knotted and tense the one time that the needle almost broke in my back..... (not trying to scare you, this was my personal experience though....) I was in horrible pain / flare ups each time for a week or so afterwards.... And barely could get out of bed / off the couch due to the pain.... With zero relief from any of the several I had done... The Dr would inject anywhere from a dozen to 2 and a half dozen in one appointment..... I wish they would have helped.... I truly believe it's based on person to person for how your body will handle it. I have had two epidural injections in my neck and one in my low back. I didn't get extreme relief from them, I did notice less zapping/ electric shocks in my hands and feet though, and I didn't have a headache for 2 weeks.... But once the headache came back, boy did it seem worse than before.... But again, the needles used irritated me just like the trigger point injections did... The trigger point injections are more for muscle issues, the epidural injections are for nerve irritation, ridiculopathies, and such from bulging and herniated disc's....
Again this is solely up to you, as results vary person to person. It wouldn't hurt to try once and see how your body tolerates it and also if you notice a difference.... I would suggest that you do either neck or back first, I wouldnt personally recommend doing neck and back in one session... Also it may not hurt to have someone drive you to that appointment just incase you do experience pain.... (when I had mine done, again the pain was so bad I could not turn head to be able to drive properly....)
Best of luck to You! Let us know if you have them done and keep us posted on how you respond to them If you choose to have them done!
 

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My husband who doesn't have fibro but has back trouble is scheduled for injections next week! We are so ready for these; he is in so much pain. I am jealous because my back and hips (and everything else)hurt so much. Hope to heck they offer me those injection and I pray they help him! Unfortunately, I don't go to the spine guy until Oct 21. Long wait but I have been at this for five years.
 

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I had the trigger point injections multiple times. I found them to be very painful. Excruciating at times. Especially since my one muscle was so knotted and tense the one time that the needle almost broke in my back.....

Wow. That sounds intensely painful. I can't blame you for not wanting to get the injections any more. This actually sounds similar to the horror stories that I have heard. For those of you who do favor injections, how much do you pay versus how much does the insurance cover?
 

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I have been getting trigger point injections for a few weeks now and am having positive results. They are injecting a muscle relaxer directly into the knotted muscles in my back. The doctor won't inject anything in my neck tho because of the lymph nodes and that is where I have most of my pain, but my back is feeling a lot better. I hope it works for you.
 
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