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Shots after ACDF ??

yellowboyyyellowboy Posts: 46
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have been advised to get some trigger point shots 3 months after ACDF C5-C7 to get rid of some residual pain. First I am wondering if they will work - they did not before the surgery. Secondly, I am concerned is that without the pain to tell me I am overdoing it I might do way tooo much. I know it sound like I want pain but any advice is appreciated.


  • I have had trigger points post surgery and little different effect. Prior to surgery you still had the generator to keep turning them on. Hopefully now you don't have the source for the pain any longer and that has been resolved. Since, trigger points are not very invasive, it is worth a try in my eyes. How is your fusion itself progressing? As far as over doing it, just follow the surgeons orders as to what you should or shouldn't be doing. If your not sure of those restrictions have them list it for you. Good luck and let us know how they work out for you.
  • Good point tt, thanks for the input
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