Please Note: Not all patients are eligible for this treatment. Each patient must be evaluated by a physician where an individual treatment plan will be developed that may or may not include Lidocaine infusion therapy.
Lidocaine Infusions Q & A
What is lidocaine?
Lidocaine is a well-known type of local anesthetic. It’s the one dentists often use to numb your mouth before a filling, and doctors use lidocaine to make injections and IV needle insertion more comfortable.
Lidocaine works by preventing your nerves from communicating. If your nerves can’t send pain signals to your brain and spinal cord, you won’t feel any discomfort in that area. It’s one of the most-used and safest drugs of its type, and it can help treat chronic pain through an infusion.
Lidocaine infusions deliver lidocaine straight into your bloodstream so it can circulate all around your body.
What conditions can lidocaine infusions treat?
Lidocaine infusions are an effective way of treating chronic pain conditions that aren’t responding to medications and other interventions.
The Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers team uses lidocaine infusions to help people with a range of conditions, including:
- Neuropathic pain
- Chronic migraines
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Post-stroke pain
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Lidocaine infusions relieve chronic pain in the short term but also help to break the pain cycle, which brings about long-term benefits.
What happens when I have lidocaine infusions?
The Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers team first ensures that you’re a good candidate for lidocaine infusions. That means checking you don’t have any health problems like seizures or arrhythmias that could make the treatment riskier for you.
Lidocaine infusions take place in the office at Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers. You sit in a comfortable treatment chair and your provider inserts an IV needle into your arm. They monitor your heart rate, oxygen levels, and blood pressure.
Lidocaine infusions take about 30 minutes, followed by another 30 minutes of rest to make sure you’re alright and safe to leave.
What happens after lidocaine infusions?
When you get home after your lidocaine infusions, you need to complete a pain diary to record your pain levels and any other symptoms for a month. You then go back to Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers for a review.
If the first treatment helped with your symptoms, you can have more lidocaine infusions at intervals of at least four weeks apart. Most patients benefit from having more than one treatment.
Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers offers lidocaine infusions on a self-pay basis. Call to find out more or book an appointment online today.