Are trigger point injections bad for you?

What are the risks? The risk of complication from a trigger point injection is very low. Complications such as bleeding and infection at the injection site are uncommon. However, you may have temporary soreness or numbness at the injection site.

How many times can you get trigger point injections?

Receiving a trigger point injection typically only takes 15 minutes. You may receive several injections over the next couple weeks, but after that, they are usually limited to one session every two months. Trigger point injections are very safe and there should not be any side effects.

How long will trigger point injections last?

If only anesthetics are injected, then the injections can be taken at intervals of one month. Steroid medications cannot be injected as frequently as the anesthetics due to their complications. However, the effect of a steroid in trigger point injections can last from several weeks to several months.

Do trigger point injections lower your immune system?

Some of the potential side effects of steroids include elevated blood sugars, weight gain, arthritis, stomach ulcers, loss of skin pigment at chronic injection site, temporary suppression of the body’s own production of cortisone, and temporary decrease in immune system function.

Are trigger point injections FDA approved?

FDA INDICATIONS Trigger point injections are a procedure and are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Do trigger point injections cause weight gain?

Do TPIs Make You Gain Weight? Weight gain is not a likely side effect of TPIs.

Can a trigger point last for years?

These bumps—known as trigger points—usually go away with manual adjustment. But sometimes, they can become impossible to remove no matter how many self-massage tricks or stretches you try. Your trigger points may not go away on their own, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them forever.

Do muscle relaxers help trigger points?

Pain management practitioners and even experts in internal medicine will recommend muscle relaxers such as Robaxin, Flexeril, or even Soma in attempts to diminish muscular pain in the shoulders or low back that may or may not be associated with the presence of trigger points.

Can I get a massage after trigger point injections?

Doctors may recommend related massage or physical therapy after treatment with a trigger point injection. There are no restrictions after trigger point injections. As with any injection, there is always a risk of swelling or bruising at the site.

Can trigger point injections cause nerve damage?

While trigger point injections rarely cause serious complications, they can lead to: infection at the injection site. bruising. muscle or nerve damage.

Does insurance cover trigger point injections?

Most insurance plans cover trigger point injections as long as you have a history of trying NSAID’s and physical therapy first. We will verify your insurance coverage and review it with you prior to the procedure.

Do trigger point injections make you tired?

Possible side effects after treatment include: bruising, fatigue, sleepiness, and/or increased pain or “flare-up” for several hours to days after treatment. These side effects are usually relieved by heat and rest.