I just came back from getting some trigger point injections in my back... left trapezius and rhomboid.
I immediately felt relief in the rhomboid (one place normally stabs and burns). The other injections didn't do anything...at least so far. My left trap is usually in severe spasm due to the scoliosis and I've not felt any change. It also didn't do anything for my burning arm pain, but I didn't expect it to.
When I got home, I had something to eat, which meant leaning forward over the table. While eating, the typical pain in my rhomboid that stabs and burns returned to its painful state, but quickly got better. So, at least at this point, a major improvement with that one painful spot, but so far, no where else. Maybe the doctor only hit one spot dead on?
I'm wondering whether others have experienced major and/or long term relief from trigger point injections.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg daily, breakthrough - hydrocodone 10-15mg, or oxycodone 5-7.5mg. .25-.5mg ativan as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray