When should trigger point injections start to help if they are going to help?
I have done three rounds of trigger point injections for chronic pain in my right trapezius muscle, and they have not done anything to help my pain in the slightest. I have knots and severe pain in right trap for almost a year. Had disc surgery and this didn't change the trap muscle pain at all. Doctor says its from the muscle being in severe spasm from neck guarding etc. I am very discouraged that I have not gotten any relief from the trigger points yet. Does anyone know how many is needed or if they don't help after so many they most likely won't? I keep asking doctor and she is very vague, and saying as many as needed. I have them every other week. She did say that she doesn't think she can help my pain 100% but will help with the spasm and release the knots. I'm so confused and tired of getting nowhere. I really appreciate any advice from someone with experience with trigger points. Thank you.