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I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

I use lidoderm 5% patches for back pain. Can i apply heat to my back where the patch is?

Lidoderm patch: Definitely not recommended to place heat over the patch, this will change the absorption properties of the skin and medication liberation of the patch. Also not a good idea to apply heat over a numb area due to the chance to burn yourself before appreciating the heat. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Since being on fentanyl patches for back pain I keep getting sores on lips and tongue, urine retention, sore throat, and I'm very weak. Please help.

Fentanyl patches: Sores on the lips and tongue are probably not related. The urine and weak certainly could be related. This is probably an issue related to the dose. What does did you start on? ...Read more

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Can my pregnant girlfriend use patch for back pain?

Can my pregnant girlfriend use patch for back pain?

Patch?: The name of the medication is vital to give you a valid answer. ...Read more

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Hi, I take 12 panel drug tests and I'm in a lot of back pain right now. I have a 5% 700mg Lidocaine patch, will I pop hot?

Hi, I take 12 panel drug tests and I'm in a lot of back pain right now. I have a 5% 700mg Lidocaine patch, will I pop hot?

I dont think so: I don't know what 'pop hot' means. If you mean, get a positive result on the blood test, the answer is no. Lidocaine is not related to the drugs that they test for on drug testing. It's not addictive. It's not a psychoactive drug. ...Read more

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Mam has back pain from osteoartritis. Controlled by morphine patches, solpodol and etoflam gel. Should she take exercise and what kind.

Mam has back pain from osteoartritis. Controlled by morphine patches, solpodol and etoflam gel. Should  she take exercise  and what kind.

Exercise helps: One of the few interventions which helps to slow down osteoarthritis is Exercise. yet many patients are afraid to exercise on account of arthritic pain. The best way to accomplish both is to time the exercise when pain medicine is on board and it is relatively painless to exercise. Simple walking daily for 30 minutes can make a significant impact to keep you functional and feel stronger. ...Read more

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I want to now if there any else on the English market to help chronic back pain. As i take butrans patches and pregabalin do not work.

See details: It is impossible to offer advice without access to MRI results and the ability to perform a physical exam. Relying on narcotics at age 47 is never a good idea. Have you seen an interventional pain specialist yet? ...Read more

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Have really bad lower back pain in the past 2 days is a medicated hot and cold patch ok? It went from being my upper and neck and now it's lower

Have really bad lower back pain in the past 2 days is a medicated hot and cold  patch ok? It went from being my upper and neck and now it's lower

2 Days Back Pain: Use ice over heat for acute (new) areas of pain. For many folks, heat aggravates the already acutely inflammed body part. Topical medications like diclofenac gel (dull, ache, throbbing pain) or lidocaine gel (burn, stab, sharp, pins & needles etc.) may be beneficial for your acute symptoms. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic back pain. I take for medication butrans patch 20mg and also pregabalin 100mg twice a day. Do u now if there anything else on?

Treat the illness: Rarely there are serious spine conditions that don't have adequate treatment. Then see a pain clinic. More commonly chronic back pain conditions have more to do with stress, and drug addiction is a common component. If you have a defined spine condition, fix the problem. If you have multi-centric pain conditions and nothing seems to work but opiates then determine what you are really treating. ...Read more

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What can be causes of severe back pain and nausea for 6 days since blood patch?

Epidural blood patch: is a procedure in which autologous blood is injected epidurally at or near the site of prior LP, epidural, spinal. It works by sealing the cerebrospinal fluid leak & by dural tamponade resultant from volume replacement. Pressure from the latter mechanism uncommonly causes transient back pain and paresthesia, usually a good sign. Fever may be seen too. Dr should be informed rig ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more