How do I prepare for a trigger point injection?

Travis M. Hendry, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
There are a few things you can do to make your trigger point injection procedure go better:
  • Medication changes. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners (Coumadin), before the procedure. Be sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
  • Medication list. On the day of the procedure, bring a list of all your current medications to the appointment. This includes over-the-counter medications and vitamins.
  • X-rays or other images. Bring these on the day of the procedure as well.
  • Medical history. Be sure to tell your doctor about any history of allergic reaction to medications.

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