so my story is long (approx 2 years) and i've posted before, i have a small t8-t9 disc protrusion which gives me no neurological symptoms. i've had loads of treatment, acupucture, trigger points stuff, infra red, traction etc etc everything. i've steroid epidurals, facet joint injections etc. i've recently had a course of trigger point injections using steroids and local anaesthetic, when ever i have them it has a very positive effect and on some days i wake up in almost no pain, the issue is the injections only ever seem to last approximately a week. so i think i can safely say that my pain is trigger point related. i try to treat them at home using ischemic pressure with a theracane and then heat pad etc but i think they are too deep for me to get to and sometimes very difficult to find, does anyone know anything that might help? a cream? or something else....?