By Karen Lee Richards
As we commemorate another Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, it's a good time to take a look at just how far we've come. For those of us who live with the daily pain, fatigu...
May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month.
Help us raise awareness and dispel the myths about fibromyalgia.
FACT: Fibromyalgia is a real physical disorder with measurable biological abnormalities.
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Are trigger point injections cumulative over time? Q:I have been getting weekly trigger point injections for a month. I don't see any improvement. Are the injections cumulative over time or can you suggest anything else for pain?
One should know immediately whether a myofascial trigger point injection is effective. Firstly, if the trigger point is accurately located there should be a sharp pain when it is pierced; sometimes this is associated with a muscle twitch and pain referred to a nearby location. So it is important to provide this feedback to your doctor. Assuming the injection fluid contained a local anesthetic, there should be an almost immediate reduction in pain that lasts for several hours. A more long-lasting effect often takes a day or two to become apparent. The effectiveness of trigger point injections seldom lasts more than a... [more]