What is it?
A lidocaine infusion entails having an intravenous line started in one of our clinics and has lidocaine infused into their blood for 30-60 minutes. Patients are monitored during the infusion process. This is a promising treatment for patients seeking non-opioid or non-surgical ways to control their chronic pain. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic most commonly used for local or regional anesthesia. Intravenous lidocaine infusion is also used for pain control during operations, and has been used to treat chronic neuropathic pain. Kansas Pain Management believes that lidocaine infusion should be reserved for patients who have not responded to other more conservative treatments.
What conditions can this treat?
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Post-amputation pain (phantom limb syndrome)