THERAPEUTICS | LIDOCAIN INFUSION

Examples of conditions we treat

Post-Stroke Pain
Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Atypical Facial Pain
Shingles Pain
Headache/Migraine
Fibromyalgia

Do you have nerve pain or neuropathy? Chronic migraines? Pain after shingles? Or other chronic pain which has been unresponsive to injections, medications, supplements or all the above without relief? Well, there might be something more to reduce your pain… Lidocaine infusions.

You probably know lidocaine as the medication that is injected right under your skin to numb the area before an IV or injection, or what the dentist might use to numb up your gums before they work in your mouth. Lidocaine is a medication that stops nerves from conducting signals or talking to each other. If you can stop those signals, then your spinal cord or brain doesn’t transmit those signals to tell your brain that you have pain – SHAZAM! – no pain when your doctor works on that area. Granted, a lot more goes into nerve signaling but this is a simplified version of the body-spinal cord-brain pain pathway for numbing medication.

Lidocaine infusion has been shown to be successful in controlling pain where other agents have failed. The opioid sparing properties of lidocaine infusion added to its analgesic and antihyperalgesic properties make lidocaine infusion a viable option for pain control in opioid dependent patients. In addition, it has potent anti-inflammatory properties that are more potent than traditional anti-inflammatory drugs, with fewer side effects.