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Trigger point therapy?

Jul 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Has anyone tried dry needling for myofascial pain? Or any other suggestions. Mine is very extreme. I have knots so bad all over. Massage and accupuncture didn't work. I take muscle relaxers, they do nothing

Aug 31, 2014 6:24 PM

I get regulat trigger point injections but they're not dry - marcaine is used.

Sep 02, 2014 9:58 AM

Does it work? If so for how long?

Sep 03, 2014 5:54 PM

trigger point injections are different for everyone. mine didn't work and made it worst for a few days. But a friend they worked on for months. and another a couple of weeks. it seems like a lottery

Sep 03, 2014 7:37 PM

Trigger point injections did not work for me either. As with @sbp10 it exacerbated my pain for several days. Really ar a loss as to 'what' to do anymore. Lost and confused.

Sep 04, 2014 12:57 AM

Trigger point injection made my pain worse too. It sort of paralyzed me too. I'm not very eager to try any more body work. Physio therapy hasn't helped. 5 courses for different injuries over the past 7 years. Massage HURTS and if they move me wrong I can not move for days.

Sep 04, 2014 1:06 AM

I guess I am one of the lucky few for whom dry needling actually works. I have been undergoing treatments for about once a week for a year now since my whole body is/was covered by trigger points, but things are started to get better. the day of treatments my muscles sometimes feel extra sore, but the days after the strain is usually become better. I still have a long way to go though. I am currently investigating shockwave therapy as a second type of treatment. any experiences with that, anyone?

Sep 04, 2014 6:20 AM

@win when you refer to 'dry needling' are you speaking of acupuncture? Because acupuncture has been very helpful for me.

On the other hand, Trigger point injection is where they inject a concoction of drugs into different parts of your body. For me they would put needles into my body all down my spine. It was actually quite agonizing and painful.

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