Can anyone give me first hand experience, good or bad, that they rec'd by having trigger point injections. My family doc is going to do them for me on the 25th. He has already told me that they are temporary, but I figured that. But I feel, temporary relief is better than not to have tried at all.
I am going to have them done in my upper shoulders and neck area. I'd like to get my rib cage area done, that is where I usually hurt the most, but I think the skin is a bit thin there! My rib cage hurts so bad it hurts to take a breath or wear a bra most days. I ended up buying bras that are a size too big around, cuz I'm afraid if I go without one those puppies will be hanging to my knees before long!
Anyway, I'd like to hear from some of you that have had these injections. I have had injections done on my upper shoulder for bursitis and it "held" for awhile.
I have heard from alot of people how good they worked for them. I personally have had them done more then I should, but I have not really gotten any releif from them. I like to go for the anistisa and Morphine he gives after. That way I can go home and sleep sould for the rest of the day. It is really the only time that I can get good undisterbied sleep.
I had them done in January and they did a great job controlling my headaches, I had not a one for 3 months.
Hope you have sucess with them as well,
Wow, thanks for your info. I was hesitant to get them done, cuz I know that they can be uncomfortable. But when you said you didn't have a headache for awhile after, that sold me! I get those "grabbing" neck headaches that feel like someone is squeezing the back of your neck and pulling your whole scalp back with it! I get them at least twice a week and I take Percocet for pain, and that doesn't even help with the headache pain. I printed off a picture of the human body showing the trigger point spots and I see most of them in the neck and upper shoulder area.
Again, thanks for the reply. I would do nearly anything to not have these stinkin headaches for awhile.
I've been with this doc for over 7 years. He referred me to both my rhuemie when he suspected Fibro and my Pain Specialist for back pain, who, by the way has been a "dream come true" for me. I actually asked him about the injections.
I got them today. He said he would only do one area at a time. So he did the middle of my upper back. He said just to schedule a regular appt. if they seem to help and we will do them on a regular basis. I am very lucky, I have great doctors (so far). I don't particularily like my rhuemie, as I think she treats all her Fibro's as cookie cutter patients, but I've heard a lot worse, so I consider myself lucky!
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