After the Procedure

Recovery from trigger point injection therapy is relatively quick and painless. If you haven’t received a sedative, you should be able to go back to work after your injections.

If you have been sedated, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. Your fibromyalgia pain symptoms should disappear within a few minutes of your injections.

Physical therapy is recommended in the hours after your injections. Stretching of the muscles seems to enhance the effects of trigger point injections, so if you can, try to book an appointment with your physiotherapist or have massage therapy after your injections.

Side Effects of Trigger Point Injections

The side effects of trigger point injections are minimal.

In the days immediately following your injections you may notice:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Tingling or burning as the anesthetic begins to take effect
  • Bruising around the injection site
  • Pain around the injection site

If you notice persistent redness or swelling around the injection site you should contact your health care provider. This may be a sign of infection, which, if left untreated, can cause a number of complications.


Table of Contents
1. Trigger Point Injections
2. How a trigger injection helps
3. Pain relief in minutes!
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