I had them for a while. The doc I was seeing was not wanting me to take any pain meds or any muscle relaxers. he had read that this can be done with a dry needle or with lidocaine. With the dry needle it jsut wasn't worth it. With the lidocaine it helped for about 2-3 days.
Our insurance changed and I went to see a rheumatologist and he said that there are a lot of things that can be far more effective, so we are trying those. My doc doesn't like taking a needle and sticking it into you over and over. And it gets very expensive to use a new needle for each time they poke you, so the docs load up with lidocaine and then stick a littl into this point, and a little into that point, until they have hit them all. You never know how much any one trigger point got of the lidocaine, and you keep sticking yourself with the same needle. But the doc now is happy to let me have as much of the pain meds and muscle relaxers as he thinks I need.
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