Has anyone on this board ever tried acupuncture for pain management? I did a search for previous threads and there was not much mentioned. My massage therapist suggested this, she says that it can short out pain signals. Right now I am on lexapro and taking ambien for sleep, but the muscle pain is becoming unbearable and I don't react well to any pain meds that have codeine in them. Thanks for any help you can offer on this. Everyone on this board has been so informative. I have only been diagnosed for a few months and you all seem to have more information than my doctor.
I have not received acupuncture but I did get trigger point injections a few weeks back and do have to say I am now able to bend over and touch my toes where I could not do that before. I still hurt like the dickens but not like I did before the injections.
Not sure how close the injections are to acupuncture but I do know they use needles and inject them in the pain center of the trigger point.
Please keep us posted if you decide to go this route. I would be interested in hearing about your appt.
I have tried accupuncture a few times. It seems to be a "quick fix". Not sure it lasted that long, but that's for me. When I originally went I was really happy and was told by the specialist that you should go at least 3 times to see whether it helps for you or not. It was just getting too expensive for me...but I would go again.