Trigger Point Injections: Patient Questions Answered [Part II]
Trigger point injections have proven to be one of the most effective treatment options to provide prompt relief from fibromyalgia pain.
Unfortunately, many of our patients are unsure of the main benefits of trigger point injections, and if they reduce the need for oral drugs. To help bring greater insight, we’re here to answer your questions…
Question – John from Edinburgh asks:
What are the main benefits of TPI’s and can successful TPI’s result in lower requirements for oral drugs?
The main benefits of trigger point injections include reduction in pain, spasms, and analgesic requirements, in addition to improvement in overall functions. If and when trigger point injections (either dry or wet needling) is effective, this can indeed lead to a lowering of oral, analgesic medications.
Question – Sam from Watford asks:
If someone has all over body pain, can treating the worst affected area with trigger point injections help the other areas?
Yes, in some cases this can be effective, although this is always on a case by case basis for which patients need to be fully, medically assessed. Various treatment options must be reviewed and discussed in person with the patient, so they can make an informed decision as to the best course of treatment.
With several years of experience treating patients with Fibromyalgia, The Fibro Clinic urges patients to consider trigger point injections as a highly effective treatment options with little to no side effects.