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Trigger point injections?

1028761102876 Posts: 248
edited 05/28/2015 - 2:19 AM in Spinal Injections
I don't know if this is the correct place for this to be posted but I am going to be having trigger point injections but don't really know much about them. My pain doc said its for muscular pain but wasn't sure if insurance would cover it so she didn't talk about it much and I can't see her until July for a regular appointment and they scheduled my trigger point injections on June 22. Can somebody let me know from personal experiences what it's like? Did it hurt, how long does it last, was it helpful? Any and all information is greatly appreciated!


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,863
    with the doctors office and your insurance company. You do want them to be covered.

    Basically, the purpose of trigger point injections is to relieve some of the pain in a given area. With that relief, hopefully that pain will continue to reduce. It is not meant to be a 'cure' of 'fix' for a problem.

    Unlike Epidural Spinal Injections (ESI), you can get many trigger point injections. I have had up to 3 in one session. They spray some freezing solution in the area of the injection. The actual injection consists of a lidocaine type solution that will numb the area, in ways like Novocaine does at the dentist. You should have no pain associated with the injection.

    It is important however, to make sure you ice the area for at least 15 minutes before leaving the doctors office and ice the area a couple of times at home.

    Take a look at Trigger Point Injection video
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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