Lidocaine Infusion for Chronic Pain Relief

Lidocaine Infusion for Pain Relief at Alternativ Total Wellness

At Alternativ Total Wellness, we are dedicated to pioneering treatments that offer hope and relief to those suffering from chronic pain. Lidocaine Infusion Therapy presents a promising solution for individuals battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and various forms of chronic pain. Embrace life beyond pain with our expertly administered lidocaine drips, designed to offer you the relief you’ve been seeking.

What is Lidocaine IV Infusion Therapy?

Lidocaine, a well-known local anesthetic, has a powerful role beyond its traditional uses. When administered intravenously, it can provide significant relief for chronic pain syndromes, including CRPS—a condition known for its severe and persistent pain.

Conditions Lidocaine or Lidocaine +Ketamine Infusion Treats 

  1. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): A chronic pain condition typically affecting an arm or leg, CRPS is known for its severe, persistent pain.
  2. Fibromyalgia: Characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas.
  3. Neuropathic Pain: Pain caused by nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system, including peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy.
  4. Postherpetic Neuralgia: Persistent nerve pain following an outbreak of shingles.
  5. Phantom Limb Pain: Pain that feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there, often experienced by amputees.
  6. Trigeminal Neuralgia: A chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face, known for causing intense facial pain.
  7. Post-surgical Pain Syndromes: Chronic pain following surgery, which may be neuropathic.
  8. Chronic Migraines: For some patients, lidocaine infusion can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.
  9. Cancer-related Pain: Particularly when the pain has a neuropathic component.
  10. Central Pain Syndrome: Pain originating from damage to the central nervous system, such as after a stroke or spinal cord injury.
  11. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): A variant of CRPS, RSD involves similar intense pain but may have slightly different clinical characteristics.
  12. Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Pain related to damage or trauma to the spinal cord.
  13. Postmastectomy Pain: Chronic pain following breast surgery, which can include neuropathic pain.
  14. Endometriosis-related Pain: In some cases, lidocaine infusion can be used to manage chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis.

How Does It Work?

Lidocaine IV infusion works by interrupting pain signals sent to the brain. It does this by stabilizing the neuronal membranes and reducing the hyperactivity of pain pathways. This process can decrease pain, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for those with chronic pain.

The Benefits of Lidocaine Infusion for Chronic Pain
  • Rapid Relief: Many patients experience pain relief during or shortly after the treatment session.
  • Minimal Side Effects: Lidocaine infusions are well-tolerated, with fewer side effects compared to long-term oral pain medications.
  • Improved Functionality: Reduction in pain can lead to improved physical function and the ability to participate in daily activities and physical therapy.
  • A Step Toward Healing: For some, lidocaine infusions can be a component of a multimodal approach to pain management, working in conjunction with other treatments to provide comprehensive relief.

The Dual Benefits of Lidocaine + Ketamine Therapy

Enhanced Pain Relief: Lidocaine and Ketamine work together to provide more comprehensive pain control than either medication alone. While Lidocaine acts to stabilize nerve cell membranes and prevent pain signal transmission, Ketamine works at different neural receptors to block pain and reduce inflammation. This combination targets pain more effectively, offering relief to those with challenging pain syndromes

Why Choose Alternativ Total Wellness for Your Lidocaine Infusion?

At Alternativ Total Wellness, we are at the forefront of pain management therapies. We are dedicated to providing personalized care in a compassionate and understanding environment. We understand the complexity of chronic pain and the challenge it poses to your life. That’s why we’re committed to offering innovative treatments like lidocaine infusion and lidocaine +ketamine infusion therapy to help you find relief and regain control. 

Is Lidocaine Infusion Right for You?

Lidocaine infusion therapy is suitable for various chronic pain conditions, but it’s essential to consult with our specialists to determine if it’s the right option for you. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your health history and pain symptoms to ensure the highest safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

Begin Your Journey to Pain Relief Today

If you’re struggling with chronic pain and seeking alternative solutions, lidocaine infusion or lidocaine + ketamine therapy might be the breakthrough you need. Contact Dr. Thomas today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you take the first step toward a more comfortable and fulfilling life.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lidocaine Drips 


How long does a lidocaine infusion session last, and how many sessions will I need?

Each lidocaine infusion session typically lasts between 1 to 4 hours, depending on the individual treatment plan set. The number of sessions needed varies based on the patient’s response to the therapy, the nature of their pain condition, and their overall health. Some patients experience significant relief after just one session, while others may require a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.

Are there any side effects associated with lidocaine infusion therapy?

Lidocaine infusion therapy is generally well-tolerated. However, some patients may experience mild side effects such as dizziness, nausea, or a tingling sensation around the mouth. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve on their own shortly after the infusion is completed. Our medical team closely monitors each patient during their session to ensure their safety and comfort.

How quickly can I expect to see results from lidocaine infusion therapy?

Many patients report feeling pain relief during or immediately after their lidocaine infusion therapy session. However, the onset of relief can vary from person to person. Some individuals may notice improvements within a few hours after treatment, while others may experience gradual relief over the days following their session. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what you might expect based on your specific condition and treatment plan.

Will my insurance cover lidocaine infusion therapy?

The coverage of lidocaine infusion therapy by insurance can vary widely based on individual insurance plans and the specific reasons for treatment. At Alternativ Total Wellness, we understand the importance of making this therapy accessible and manageable financially. Although we cannot guarantee reimbursement, we are prepared to provide you with a superbill after your treatment. This detailed invoice can be submitted to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.

The extent of reimbursement or whether it is provided at all depends on your specific insurance policy and coverage terms. Our clinic is in-network with most major insurance carriers, which often increases the likelihood of some level of coverage for the care we provide. We are committed to transparency in pricing and dedicated to helping you access the treatments you need with as much support as possible in managing the financial aspects.