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2. Trigger Point Injections
While oral medication will dull your symptoms, stubborn trigger points can demand extra attention. Typically, this procedure is used for points in the upper back and shoulders where the muscles have become tightly knotted, leading to radiating pain and headache. An injection of anaesthetic right into the center of the trigger point can relax the knotted muscle quickly, which will bring relief in the long-term, but it can leave the area sore right after the treatment. Some massage and a cold pack can reduce that initial discomfort.