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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the trigger point injections?

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Dr. Yo-El Ju
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Trigger point injections are usually painful, but when performed correctly can be very helpful in relieving pain.

In brief: Yes

Trigger point injections are usually painful, but when performed correctly can be very helpful in relieving pain.
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Dr. Eipe Kuruvila
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

You may only have minimal discomfort with the IV and trigger point injections.

In brief: Yes

You may only have minimal discomfort with the IV and trigger point injections.
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Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice

In brief: Most Probably

Trigger point injections will most probably hurt during the administration, but it will relieve the existing pain so you gain more physical function (the huge gain is worth the fleeting pain).
For joint trigger point injections that are not in the spine, you will probably not need an iv.

In brief: Most Probably

Trigger point injections will most probably hurt during the administration, but it will relieve the existing pain so you gain more physical function (the huge gain is worth the fleeting pain).
For joint trigger point injections that are not in the spine, you will probably not need an iv.
Tejas Ozarkar
Tejas Ozarkar
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