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Can anything really bring relief from trigger point pain?
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In brief: Many options
There are many options including heat and cold with stretching, muscle relaxants, message, electrical therapies, trigger point injections, and electrical acupuncture.

In brief: Many options
There are many options including heat and cold with stretching, muscle relaxants, message, electrical therapies, trigger point injections, and electrical acupuncture.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many treatments
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscular pain that is, by definition, localized to small areas called trigger points.
These areas are often too sensitive to massage. Exercise is always helpful.I have seen patients respond to acupuncture. There are a number of medication options. Try, if at all possible, to avoid narcotic pain medications. They may increase sensitivity to pain.

In brief: Many treatments
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscular pain that is, by definition, localized to small areas called trigger points.
These areas are often too sensitive to massage. Exercise is always helpful.I have seen patients respond to acupuncture. There are a number of medication options. Try, if at all possible, to avoid narcotic pain medications. They may increase sensitivity to pain.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management
In brief: See below
Imo there is no such thing as trigger point pain.
A trigger point is a collection of muscle fibers in spasm. It can be primary which is rare, ie, the muscle in spasm for no good reason or trauma to muscle, or secondary, where muscle in spasm due to nerve irritation either periphirally or from nerve root irritation - this is most common.

In brief: See below
Imo there is no such thing as trigger point pain.
A trigger point is a collection of muscle fibers in spasm. It can be primary which is rare, ie, the muscle in spasm for no good reason or trauma to muscle, or secondary, where muscle in spasm due to nerve irritation either periphirally or from nerve root irritation - this is most common.
Dr. Jordan Fersel
Dr. Jordan Fersel
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