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Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Typically not

Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle.
If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief.

In brief: Typically not

Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle.
If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Give you some relive

But consult with your neurologist.

In brief: Give you some relive

But consult with your neurologist.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Dr. Mike Deldar
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See pain specialist

Trigger point injections generally have little or no benefit for this issue.
Targeted injections may help. See an interventional pain specialist.

In brief: See pain specialist

Trigger point injections generally have little or no benefit for this issue.
Targeted injections may help. See an interventional pain specialist.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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2 comments
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Unless you also have muscle spasm with pin-point areas of tenderness or fibromyalgia with widespread body pains, trigger point injections will not help.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Trigger point injections are also not helpful for fibromyalgia.
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