My rheumatologist is my Fibromyalgia specialist. I also have arthritis and Degenerative Disc Disease so he treats me for all three.
When I have specific pain areas he will use injections in the trigger points to help with pain. The injections are part Lidocaine (an analgesic) and a steroid. He limits these injections because I have Diabetes and therefore the shots will raise my sugar levels due to the steroid in them.
I have also had full steroid injections directly into my neck and back from my pain doctor. These shots were more for the DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease in my spine).
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