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A 40-year-old female asked about a 63-year-old male:

has advanced liver disease and chronic pain- calcification fused spine. his doctor said ok to use lidocaine patch. not sure if safe, another option?

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Dr. Mijail Serruya
Neurology 16 years experience
Safe: A lidocaine patch can be a good option for patients in whom giving a drug by mouth can cause side effects throughout the body. While some of the patch's lidocaine can get into the blood, it is much less: caution should always be used with any drug. Physical therapy, mindfulness meditation, biofeedback and clinical hypnosis can also be very effective at bringing relief.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2014

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