Is anyone out there using lidoderm patches for back and/or neck pain? My neurosurgeon just prescribed them for me--they're a topical anesthetic patch. I tried one, it seemed to help briefly. I've been taking Lyrica for about a month, trying to taper off hydrocodone (after 7 months of steady use), and wondering why I have not seen these lidoderm patches mentioned by anyone in any of the back pain boards I've looked at. Looking for input on this. Thanks.
Hi Jenny. My pain specialist has prescribed these to me for over a year and I use them nearly every day. They work well for my low back pain however at times 1 is not enough and he wants me to apply 2. I usually put them on at night and it helps with the spasms. I also take Cymbalta 120mg 100mg Norflex and Vicodin ES everyday and after years of trial this is the best management for my pain. Good luck and god bless
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