i've had a lot of triggerpoint injections in my upper back over the years: just a little lidocaine. my first physiatrist that did them, kept asking me to consider the botox instead, but what we were doing was so effective, i just didn't want to change it. you know, the ole' "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
but from all she said, and from all i read. it sounded like the botox injections were similar but even more effective and longer lasting.
good luck with them and let us know how you respond
i had some more triggerpoint injections done by a relatively new doctor (the one who did the cortisone into my cervical facet joints to deal with the bone spur) last month. and like usual, they worked wonders!
hope you have as much relief from your injections as i get with mine!
and if the injections are all new to you, the needles are so thin these days, you can barely even feel them. the only real pain i have is when they hit the triggerpoints, i get the same triggerpoint pain that i normally get from them. but a few seconds of pain compared to weeks if not months of pain, and then no pain in that spot, is so worth it.
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca
pred taper for flares
occasional naproxen / Aleve
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs
future: humira, soon I hope