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Trigger Point Injection Risks
Yes: Trigger point injections are usually painful, but when performed correctly can be very helpful in relieving pain. ...Read more
See below: I do quite a bit of TP injections and I've seen them not help at all up to completely getting rid of the pain prior to leaving the office and never coming back. ...Read more
That is the limit: For which they should be done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would a trigger point injection in just two areas be helpful for severe muscle knots? Or would more need to be done?
No hard & fast rule: The only way to know is to have it done and see how you respond. Trigger-point injections can be remarkably effective, but everyone is different. If you need more done, more can always be done. Cross that bridge when you come to it. ...Read more
Please help! Can trigger point injection cause hot/cold burning all over the body as a side effect for a couple of month? Body feels hot but also cold
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 more
Can be: Can be done either way. It is not required, depends on the anatomic location and doctor preference. ...Read more
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 does a trigger point injection provide relief on average and is there a limit of how many can be done each year? I have really bad muscle pai
Trigger point inj: The actually injection just allow the muscle to relax a little for you to do stretches and help prevent the muscle from being tense again. You can have them at least once a month if there is not steroid or Botox being used in it. ...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
No: Any physician can do a trigger point injection. ...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!
Usually a waste: You do not state why they were given but trigger point injections are generally a waste of time and provide at best only very short term benefit. ...Read more
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.
GUA SHA?: If he has trigger (ashi) points, korean scraping can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Back problems for years. It's now radiating down the arm. Doc wants to do trigger point injections, should I do it?
Back and arm pain: How far down the arm is the pain radiating? What is the quality of the pain? These answers would be helpful to evaluate causes and direct treatment. ...Read more
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