I asked about this before but in my post about PT so maybe someone who had them will see this.
I have had really bad muscle knots in my neck & traps for years. When I sat around doing absolutely nothing I did't have pain but even day to day activities made the pain flare up. Over the last year it got really bad to the point that even eating sitting at a table would trigger the pain. I was getting massage weekly & using heat but nothing helped. I did some research & read about trigger points. So went to my doc hoping for some info. That was when i had the MRI (thought it would be completely negative) & you know the rest of the story.
I didn't think that the surgery would fix those symptoms. Knots don't just go away after being there for 5-6 yrs. I just didn't want to be paralyzed! So even though I consider my surgery a complete success so far (neuro symptoms are much better) I still have to deal with that pain which hasn't been too bad while I've been recovering(taking it easy). Today it came back with a vengeance! I felt great when I woke up even though I didn't sleep much last night. I walked 4 miles without a problem. Came home & rested for a while. Then I took my shower, washed/dried my hair & washed my lunch dishes(very little). After that I was in agony. I took a flexeril & a percocet(1st pills of the day) put some moist heat on & relaxed. Staring to feel better now.
So does anyone have an opinion on trigger point injections or anything else that may help once I'm cleared by my surgeon? I am so happy that the surgery went well & I want to get myself back to work & regular activities without pain.
Thanks for reading this long winded post. Have a great day!