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How Does Lidocaine Work In Reducing Pain
Not very effective: Viscous Lidocaine does work on the skin, especially on the inner forearm and other areas where the epidermis is very thin but not very effective and it takes a fair amount of time. Other forms of topical local anesthetics are much more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You need a Lidoderm skin patch.Get a more detailed answer ›
"Doesn't work"?: Hard to understand why Lidocaine "doesn't work" for you. Did you have it for a nerve block (dental, regional anesthesia, spinal, or epidural)? Did you use it on skin? Was it injected to numb an area for surgery or to drain an infection? In most of these scenarios, it is usually other factors that cause failure to archive numbness - not a resistance to lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got corticosteriod in 8 locations of iliopsoas. 45% of the pain still remains. 9 days over. Did it really work? It was depomodrel + lidocaine shot.
Depends on pt: 55% improvement of pain is pretty good. Often, a 2nd or even 3rd set of shots may need to be done to achieve complete pain relief. It all depends on the patient - some patients would be completely satisfied with 55% improvement, while others would definitely want further treatment. ...Read more
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