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Trigger point injections

Feb 25, 2015 2:55 AM

Hi all! I had neck surgery back in Oct 2014. I am still having a significant amount of pain in my neck and shoulders. My pain Dr has mentioned the possibility of doing trigger point injections at my next appointment to see if I will get any relief. Does anyone have experience with this? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

Feb 25, 2015 4:13 AM

Hello there, horns.... I have had trigger point injections because, I, too, have major issues with my neck and shoulders. To me they were extremely painful and I almost passed out. I had to be sedated for the next ones and then I stopped getting them because they didn't help me. I'm so sorry I couldn't give you more positive information, but everyone is different and you may have great results. See what some of the other's experiences tell you.. However, don't let other folks experiences sway you from trying. They ARE painful, but may just benefit you. We're all individuals.... Good luck, I'll cross my fingers and pray for you.

Feb 25, 2015 5:48 AM

I've had them for my d.d.d. And they help calm the pain down but it was a little painful at first

Feb 25, 2015 8:53 AM

I had trigger point injection therapy, where they inject freezing and then do deep tissue manipulation and physical therapy. I found that the needles hurt lots and when the freezing came out i hurt a lot but after my 4 sessions my muscles were less tense overall (still tense but not like before) so i would say it was worth it for me since i could move again after.

Feb 25, 2015 10:19 AM

I had the injections done just last week and it worked pretty good for a very brief time. I hobbled onto the table for the injections to be administered, I stood up after and was straighter than I have stood in a long time. By the time I walked out to the reception area I could feel the pain in my legs start to return. I thought it was just a momentary thing. But by the time I got back home from the injections, about an hour drive, I was in a lot of pain again and by the next day it was like I didn't have anything done.

Feb 25, 2015 11:19 AM

Hi Horns I have had trigger point injecting not in my neck though. My Dr. has given me injections of steroids in both of my legs on the side where the body and leg meets . It was painful but it did help I've had 2 in my rt leg and it has been over 3 yrs and it is still working ,he gave me one in my left leg about 4 months ago so far so good. I wish you the best.

Feb 25, 2015 12:56 PM

Well, you guys sure don't have me looking forward to having this done! All of the muscles in my neck, shoulders and upper back are rock hard all the time. Even when I was going to PT 3 days a week. He couldn't get them to relax. Hopefully these injections will do something positive. My appointment is about a month away but I will let you know how things go. Thanks for the info!

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM

I didn't have luck but have been told it's hard to get it exactly where you need it so trying it a few times has to happen

Mar 05, 2015 10:47 PM

I get injections in my neck and shoulders every5 weeks and in my lower back and hip area every 12 weeks. They make the difference of wheathger I work or not. There not for everyone but you don't know in less you try.good luck.

Mar 06, 2015 6:51 AM

There are many types of injections. Some work better than others. I know many people injections work for! You have to give the. Time as they generally have a cumulative effect! Good luck!

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