How Lidocaine Infusions Can Treat a Variety of Chronic Pain Conditions

Lidocaine gained popularity in the medical world as a numbing agent for dental treatments, and it’s not surprising why. This anesthetic provides faster-acting and longer-lasting results than competitors, such as Novocaine®. However, lidocaine, which has been around since 1943, also started showing success in reducing pain in the 1960s. And, it offers significant relief without the risks of opiates when delivered directly into the bloodstream as an infusion.

Our team at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers — with five locations, including our newest one in Las Vegas — offers innovative solutions for chronic pain, especially if you have conditions that haven’t responded to medications or other treatments in the past. Here’s how our lidocaine infusions may be able to help you.

The basics of lidocaine

Opiates — or narcotics — work by altering how your brain responds to pain. But lidocaine provides relief by blocking the nerve signals that are causing it.

Key benefits of lidocaine infusions include:

Plus, unlike opioids, lidocaine infusions aren’t habit-forming, and they typically have few side effects, which often fade when the infusion ends.

Conditions that respond well to lidocaine infusions

Infusions offer tremendous relief for numerous complex pain conditions, including:

Lidocaine infusions can also have a cumulative effect, so you can expect even better, longer-lasting results when you undergo a series of treatments.

What to expect during a lidocaine infusion

We offer lidocaine infusions at each of our five locations, including our newest one in Las Vegas.

During your treatment, you’ll relax comfortably in a chair while we insert an IV needle into your arm and give you the infusion. Sessions typically take 30 minutes, and we’ll monitor your oxygen levels, blood pressure, and heart rate throughout your session. Since lidocaine is an anesthetic, we’ll continue watching your vital signs for another 30 minutes after your infusion to make sure you tolerate the medication safely.

After having a lidocaine infusion, you should complete a pain diary daily to record your pain levels and any other symptoms you experience over the month. Lidocaine infusion sessions take place at least four weeks apart and can provide results immediately. 

To see if a lidocaine infusion can help with your chronic pain condition, book an appointment online or over the phone with Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers today. We have five locations, including our newest one in Las Vegas.

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