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IV Lidocaine Provides Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily October 18, 2013

An intravenous infusion of lidocaine can provide pain relief to patients of fibromyalgia who are resistant to other more conservative treatments. A study conducted with 55 fibromyalgia patients found that the IV infusion provided significant relief, reducing the brief pain inventory scale score by an average of 10 percent. Though African-Americans were less responsive to the treatment, as well as smokers. It’s theorized that smokers are less responsive to the treatment because of impaired blood circulation or a higher amount of toxic chemicals in their blood.

Read more: Fibromyalgia Sufferers Get Pain Relief from IV Lidocaine

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