As a local anesthetic, lidocaine is used to numb and relax a specific area of the body. Oftentimes, these injections are administered to the body’s natural trigger points, allowing for direct relief from muscle spasms, body tension, and inflammation. Due to its non-invasive nature, lidocaine injections are a top choice for those who suffer from chronic pain, including neck, back, and shoulder pain. In addition, many patients experience relief immediately following their injection, with the results lasting days to weeks following their treatments.
At Integrated Health Solutions, we utilize lidocaine injections to help eliminate pain and enhance the lives of our patients. Through regular treatment, you can restore normal range of motion, decrease pain, and regain control of your everyday life.
How Lidocaine Injections Work
Lidocaine is a highly effective local anesthetic used to numb specific areas of the body. It is used before various medical procedures and is one of the numbing agents administered in an epidural. In chiropractic care, injections are used to significantly reduce pain and discomfort by blocking nerve sensations in and around the injection site.
When administered, lidocaine works quickly to numb the impacted area and decrease inflammation in and around the muscle and tissue. Depending on where the injection is delivered, pain relief can last a few days to weeks. As you progress with treatment, the frequency of injections will decrease, and the pain relief associated with lidocaine will increase as your body adjusts to the anesthetic. Lidocaine injections can be combined with additional chiropractic treatments such as acupuncture, adjustments, and massage therapy to maximize total pain relief in the body.
Conditions Treated With Lidocaine Injections
Due to the effectiveness and versatility of the injections, our team uses lidocaine to address a wide range of injuries, pain, and medical conditions, including:
- Sports Injuries
- Lower Back Pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Muscle Pain
Are Lidocaine Injections the Right Treatment for You?
Chiropractic care is an effective and non-invasive treatment option for many with chronic and acute pain. While lidocaine injections are safe treatments and administered only by trained professionals, it is always wise to discuss care options with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment. At Integrated Health Solutions, we always perform a health screening before developing a treatment plan for our patients. During this screening, we look at your medical history and current health condition and use this information to determine which treatments are safe and effective for your health goals. If lidocaine injections are a treatment option you are highly interested in, please ask your chiropractic team to share more information and work with you to determine if it is the best option for you.
Contact Integrated Health Solutions Today
Don’t allow your chronic or acute pain to interfere with your life for a minute longer. Contact the medical team at Integrated Health Solutions today to learn more about how lidocaine injections can help overcome your pain and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get your lifestyle back.