Friday my Dr. did a Botox trigger point injection. I had a different dr do 7 trigger point injections a couple of months ago, they hurt and bleed. Thee Botox is injected using a small long needle, it is just bigger than an acupucture needle with an emg lead attached to it. I did not feel the needle go in and barely felt it when he moved the needle around. I have 4 heriated discs in my lumbar but what has been causing me the most pain has been a pinched siatica due to a muscle spasam or trigger point. My Dr did not act wishy about the injection, he said "It WILL work!" I am starting to feel relief but he said it takes 3 weeks to reach full improvement.
The mfg of botox is finally working on FDA approval to use it on muscle spasams in the lower back, maybe than insurance co's will pay for it as it is $$$$$$.