When you come in for the procedure, you will have the opportunity to speak with a clinical staff member in order to have any questions answered, and you will sign a consent form. In the procedure room, you will lie on the treatment table, and the area on your body to undergo the treatment will be sterilized. Your doctor may or may not use an ultrasound machine to visualize the needle. The needle will be inserted into the trigger point, and medication will be injected directly into it.
The entire procedure usually takes about 5 to 10 minutes. When it is finished, the needle is removed and the site is covered by a sterile bandage. You will be provided with discharge instructions. You will need to have a responsible adult with you to drive you home.