Trigger point injections are done in the office it doesn't take much time at all.
I received one in January it helped. I just received again in March and I have been miserable ever since. They are supposed to relax the muscles/untangle the nerves to get relief from pain. I think the other name for them is Myofascial
injection. I'm done with injections. I 100% not a fan of needles but I'm also not a fan of medication but everything over pain when the pain strikes you have to do something. Do what's necessary for you to get relief.
I get them every other month mainly my left shoulder and shoulder blade and Ive had 2 epidurals they usually help ease the pain enough to allowing me to cut back on my pain meds most of the times. There has been a few times they don't seem to work as much as before, i that has only been during bad flare-ups but mine are so intense that nothing helps during flares I've even had morphine once during a flare up and it didn't help with pain, although it did help me sleep.
I get them monthly. They're not going to do miracles but they do take the edge off. I hate them as I hate needles but to me temporary relief is better than none at all
Thank you, Natalie, unfortunately, I have so many doctors that I'm amazed at how little they know about Fibro. I had trigger point injections that have made everything worse. When our goal is to get better or to get some relief.
I never had an injection, but my friend did, believe it or not into armpit area to relive elbow pain if I recall correctly. She did not complain and it did help with her elbow pain temporarily. Eventually she had surgery on both elbows.
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