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hurtinginaz
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   Posted 1/26/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had trigger point injections? If so, what was your experience like?
-kim

Binki
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   Posted 1/26/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kim,

I haven't had "trigger point injections" (I don't think,maybe I have) but I do get cortisone injections in my hips. Which only releives the worst of the pain for about 6 weeks. about 2/3 years ago I got injections in my neck and lower back and for the life of me I can't remember exactly what they were called but I remember they didn't do jack. B/4 I was diagnosed with FM they kept concentrating on my SI joint, my pain started in that area, but of course it hits me everywhere and anywhere.

Sorry I am not a the best source, but I do wish you well on whatever you decide.

Lori
 


stitching star
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   Posted 1/27/2009 3:57 AM (GMT -7)   
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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