Lidocaine infusions don’t just ease chronic pain in the short term; many patients experience a longer-lasting reduction in their pain. If you have chronic pain that isn’t improving with other methods, the experienced team at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers can help. They offer lidocaine infusions at their locations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Osage Beach and Springfield, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada, and Galena, Kansas. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
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.
Lidocaine infusions are an effective way of treating chronic pain conditions that aren’t responding to medications and other interventions.
The Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers team uses lidocaine infusions to help people with a range of conditions, including:
Lidocaine infusions relieve chronic pain in the short term but also help to break the pain cycle, which brings about long-term benefits.
The Elite Pain Management 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 Elite Pain Management 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.
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.
Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers offers lidocaine infusions on a self-pay basis. Call to find out more or book an appointment online today.