Lidocaine for neck pain and headaches
I have a reader that wrote in and told me about an amazing way to ease neck pain and from what I discovered it helps with many different types of pain. I am very excited about the possible uses on joint pain caused by arthritus.
I honestly can’t believe this hasn’t been used more often. You can actually buy creams that you can rub on to relieve pain. They are effective because they contain Lidocaine which is a topical pain reliever. I use Lidocaine cream every day for my neck pain.
My reader has a great story telling how they accidentally stumbled upon an even better source of joint pain relief in their neck and back from a source that most would never think of. Read about their experience with Panama Jack Gel.
They told me they had been relaxing at the beach all day. The day had ended and they headed home. Upon arriving they noticed a major sunburn developing. My reader thought wow what a great day to end a wonderful day. My neck was already hurting from my herniated disk, and now I’m going to have a terrible sunburn. They told me they had already bought some after sun burn relief gel, and applied it to their neck and back hoping to heal the burn and stop the pain. The Lidocain is put in the burn relief gel to stop the pain of a sunburn.
Five minutes later their sunburn hurts less and guess what… their neck pain is gone too. What? Wait a minute. Oh yeah, lidocaine is the same stuff that’s in pain releif cream. One awesome difference though. The amount of lidocaine cream in pain relief cream is 5% and the sun burn gel had 7% in it. They both work but this gel works even better. I never would have thought of using sun burn gel for my neck and back pain, but you bet i do now.
It works so well. It has a cooling effect as well. This gel from Panama Jack has 7% lidocaine, and is the only brand I can find with that strength. I recommend it. Using this Panama Jack After Sun Burn Relief Gel is much better than using the pain relief cream. I cant say enough about it. Thank you so much to the reader!
A great Lidocaine cream made for deep skin penetration
If your not really into using sunburn gel for that type of pain then I do have a lidocaine cream that I have recommended in other articles. It is a modern type of topical pain cream in which the lidocaine is packaged inside of liposome making it penetrate the skin more effectively. Plain and simple it works. Click the link below to go read the reviews on Amazon.com.
Using Lidocaine for pain
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical (for use on the skin) is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn and insect bites, but is also used for joint pain and pain from injuries which have occurred to joints. It is used by many in place of nsaids, and other pain medications such as Hydrocodone. Many times people have found comfort in Lidocaine patches, and other topical Lidocaine creames. It is especially useful for those who suffer from Ulcer’s and other stomach problems.
Topical pain relieving drugs include preparations applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, gel, spray, or patch. They come in many forms, and all work equally well. Topical drugs seek to reduce inflammation below the skin surface and soothe nerve pain.
In 1980, the first ‘through the skin’ (TTS) therapeutic, or transdermal product, was introduced. Since then scientists around the world continue to develop safer and more expedient methods to deliver drugs, hormones, and supplements into the human body. Administering medication and health enhancing formulations through the skin is becoming very popular today among those who badly need pain relief.
Unlocking Skin Cells
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It serves as a protective water barrier, regulates temperature, controls fluid loss, and performs many other functions important to homeostasis (healthy internal balance). Skin is comprised of many layers supported by an intricate blood supply. The blood vessels pass below the skin in a framework of connective tissue including fat and fascia (the “gristle” that holds the tissues together. Below that layer lays the bone and muscle. The skin also contains nerve endings which carry touch, temperature, and pain signals from the skin to the spinal cord and on to the brain. The lidocaine that is produced today is able to move through the skin easily, and reach the bone and muscle underneath. Those suffering from arthritis have benefited greatly from the use of lidocaine cream.
Topical Pain Medications and Spine Pain
Spine-care physicians and pain specialists may recommend a topical pain-reliever to help relieve the symptoms of various back and neck disorders. For example, a topical medicine may be used to treat the pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neck or low back strain, whiplash, muscle inflammation and spasms, and some types of nerve pain. People have known this for a while, but it was difficult to get doctors on board.
Base (cream, ointment, gel, spray) makes application easy and controllable.
Onset of symptom relief is usually faster than oral preparations.
Symptoms are relieved at a steady rate and relief may last longer.
A smaller amount of medicine may be needed when applied in a topical form.
Formulations diffuse through the skin and enter the bloodstream, initially bypassing the digestive system (called ‘first pass’). Many systemic (whole body) side effects, such as irritated stomach lining, may be lessened or eliminated.
Recommended in this article: Panama Jack Gel with Lidocaine
These brands of Lidocaine are commonly used: AneCream, AneCream with Tegaderm, Bactine, CidalEaze, Glydo, LidaMantle, Lidocream, Lidoderm, LidoRx, LMX 4, Medi-Quik Spray, RadiaGuard, RectiCare, Regenecare HA Spray, Solarcaine Aloe Extra Burn Relief, Xylocaine Topical
If you want to try something a little more conventional
Prescription Strength Lidocaine Patches are used by many to stop deep joint pain from injuries or Arthritis.
Important Safety Points:
An overdose of numbing medicine can cause fatal side effects if too much of the medicine is absorbed through your skin.
Do not use large amounts of lidocaine topical, or cover treated skin areas with a bandage or plastic wrap without medical advice.
Keep both used and unused lidocaine skin patches out of the reach of children or pets. The amount of lidocaine in the skin patches could be harmful to a child or pet who accidentally sucks on or swallows the patch.
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