Trigger Point Injection for Fibromyalgia

Types of Trigger Point Injection For Fibromyalgia 

The trigger point injection for fibromyalgia are available in two major types. The difference between the two lies in how the trigger points are being located.

The first type involves physically searching and massaging the body to find where the knots are. This requires a longer time, however, the time taken would be worth it when you feel its effectiveness.

The other type of the trigger point injection makes use of imaging in determining the trigger point areas. This type is no doubt more accurate since the imaging will show the doctor where the exact knots are. Therefore this allows the physician to apply the medication right into the knots. Although both methods of trigger point injections are effective, the imaging is the more reliable option.

Have you tried trigger point injection? Leave a comment to share your experience with other fibro fighters.


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  1. says: Julie E Parsons

    I have had trigger point injections in my back area and have had excellent success. They used lidocaine as a relaxer.

    1. says: Nancy

      Hi Julie
      I just read this article about triger point injections. Can you tell me how long the injections helped with the pain? With it being lidocaine I am worried that it would leave my system in no time.

  2. says: Ali Kat

    I received three trigger point injection sessions. I was informed that they work for some, while they don’t seem to provide much relief for others. I fall into the latter category. The injections worsened my pain and left me in bed for the remainder of the day. That’s an outcome that the physician didn’t warn me about.

    1. I have been getting trigger point injections from the bottom of my shoulder blades to the top of the back of my head off and on for at least 15 years. At one time it helped a little. I have tried every type of cortisone there is and am now allergic to all of the,. I’ve had just lidocaine at times, I’ve had dry needle treatment. The last year and a half I’ve been getting ropivacaine but the doctor told me We’d. No more of that. The end of July we finally tried Botox and I had a terrible allergic reaction to that. It’s very rare to have a problem with it but for me it’s more the rule that not. I’m at the end of things to try and my MPS is very bad.
      Good luck and keep trying.

  3. says: Krystyl Katt

    I’ve had them done. They worked quite well for me but didn’t last. I didn’t want to continue going to the hospital to get these injections once every 3 to 4 weeks instead of 3 months as most patients were.

    1. says: Emily Brown

      Any of these doctors can perform trigger point injections: Pain medicine doctors, Rheumatologists, Orthopedic surgeons even some General practitioners. I would suggest that you consult your family doctor and get a referral for trigger point injection.
      Best, Emily

  4. says: Jill Hilbert

    I have had 3 injections in my neck they did not call them trigger point and I believe that they were done about a year before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.They worked for a short time then the pain came back turned out I had bulging discs in my neck.

  5. says: Kristy

    I had it 4 months ago and it helped me immensely. They did put me under however I felt afterwards it was much less painful than a cortisol shot. I will do it again in 3 months my Dr is expecting. I do not know where I would be without having done it

  6. says: Lynda

    I have been getting these injections monthly for over a year now on my back, shoulders, and hips. They have helped me tremendously but because it is a steroid you will gain weight. My doctor gave me An appetite suppressant which helped a lot. These trigger point injections are safer than the infusion option I was given.

  7. says: Mary Silence

    Yrs ago, I had many injections like you are talking about. Helped me 85%. But, that was before fibro was even a thing .I cannot find anyone who does this. I have talked to my dr”s, but they have no idea what I’m talking about. I KNOW that if I could do again, that it would help me 100!! But, How do I find someone????

  8. says: Lisa

    I have used trigger point injections successfully for years. I have named my pain management doctor magic fingers. I have botox injected into my trigger points every 90 days. If you want to know more about Botox to treat my Fibro and Cervical Dystonia you can read about it on my HypoGal website, just look under Botox or Fibromyalgia. The injections are covered by my insurance but the copay is expensive.

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