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Breastfeeding And Trigger Point Injections
Hello, I had trigger point injections this morning due to chronic shoulder problems. What are side effects if I am still breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
'Alternative': Accupuncture, accupressure, reflexology, yoga, meditation, hypnosis are non-medical practices that have good results for many people. You can read about them and inquire or try them. They will almost certtainly do no harm. Explore and good fortune - find one that feels right and makes sense to you. ...Read more
Yes: Query is whether trigger point injections can ameliorate fibromyalgia pain. Trigger points are able to be detected by sensitive touch, ultrasound, chemical and blood flow changes, and oxygen deficits. Trigger points seem to be effectively reversed by massage, trigger point injections, and acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on what: Solution is used. If it is only lidocaine or mixture of saline and lido it can done monthly. But if there is steroid mix within, then should be much less frequent and I do not advocate for any steroid use as it really doesn't provide any additional benefit base on current medical evidence. ...Read more
Typically will be: Between two to three muscle groups bilaterally, so between 4 to 6 injections. ...Read more
How long will my back and shoulder be sore after trigger point injections? It has been 13 hours and I am still really sore!
Would trigger point injections help my son? He has tried pt, accupuncture and aqui therapy w/o relief. Recommend a physiatrist in the li, ny area.
That is the limit: For which they should be done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Back problems for years. It's now radiating down the arm. Doc wants to do trigger point injections, should I do it?
Is it okay to repeat trigger point injections in 3 weeks? The doctor did the injections only on my right side. The injections have a steroid.
Should be fine: Based on your question, I assume the injections will be on your left side which should be fine. Three weeks for repeat cortisone injections in the same area would be too soon for me. Massage, physical therapy, topical anti inflammatories, or even oral medications could be other options. Good luck. ...Read more
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