Trigger Point Injection: Your Experience
Most trigger point injections are done in your healthcare provider's office. Your healthcare provider may ask you to stop taking certain medications.
|Once a trigger point is found, it is injected to help relax the muscle and relieve the pain.
During the Procedure
You will sit in a chair or lie on an exam table so your healthcare provider can reach the affected muscle.
Your healthcare provider will feel and stretch the muscle to find the exact spot of the trigger point. This may hurt, but will not take long.
Once the trigger point is found, it is injected. The injection may contain medication, such as a local anesthetic (which numbs the area). Ask your healthcare provider what kind of medication he or she uses.
If you have other trigger points, the process is repeated.
After the Treatment
You can go home soon after treatment. The injection sites may be sore for a day or so.
The pain management nurse will phone you in one week to follow-up on your progress.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
OMC's Pain Management Clinic: 507.529.6733
OMC's Urgent Care/Emergency Room: 507.529.6650
When to Call Your Doctor
Call your doctor if you have increased pain, a fever over 101.0°F, chills, or drainage at the treated site.
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