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trigger point injection

Oct 11, 2014 9:08 PM

I get trigger point injection at the base of my skull about every 3-4 months, yesterday I had my p.a. put them in my shoulders also. She uses lidocaine because I can not do cortisone.
Does anyone else get trigger point injections?

Oct 12, 2014 3:31 PM

no but I am curious as to how they work out for you with your fibro? I'll try anything besides strong pain meds for some relief!

Oct 12, 2014 9:09 PM

I have gotten trigger point injections but I couldn't deal with how painful it is to get them. I get them in my cervical spine as well. last injections I got were nerve blocks and as soon as the lidocaine wore off I was in pain again. next step is to try burning off the nerve endings. I'm praying something works because I'm at the end of my rope and there isn't much else the doctors can do for me. best of luck to you.

Oct 13, 2014 12:31 PM

I'm waiting for pain clinic appointment but I had cortisone and lidocane inj to both shoulders and my knee, shoulders were fab for months but my knee was awful, I passed out lol!!! couldn't walk for a couple of weeks it was terrible. I'm hoping they offer me trigger point inj or infusions tbh I would be happy with lidocane patches! my gp has been as useful as a chocolate fireguard and she thinks I'm being awkward refusing pain meds, I work as a nurse and I drive long distances I need my whits about me

Oct 13, 2014 7:15 PM

tracey-I am with ya! I am a therapist (mental) and need my whits too! however, when I have a down day and at bedtime, marijuana is helpful. much rather that then opiates! I have considered ?hydrocodrone? on bad days, but have been nervous about trying it

Oct 14, 2014 4:32 PM

I have considered too especially when the pain is intense but something stops me lol haven't got a clue what though!!!

Oct 14, 2014 8:37 PM

I had the injections in my left shoulder blade area 25 in total. woke up screaming in pain the first week after. it did give me more motion in my neck but no pain relief waiting for appointments for the right one, down the spine and into the spine. can only do 25 at a time putting the maximum amount in each area. just hoping for some relief

Oct 15, 2014 5:33 PM

I get it for chronic serious almost debilitating temporal mandibular dysfunction. my specialist does it about once a month with acupuncture. I also take lyrica daily and diazepam and Percocet for breakthrough pain control.

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