I am using a lidocaine patch. It is a numbing patch. I ration them though. They do help, but are expensive. There was another patch with an anti-inflammatory in it, but I am taking mobic orally, which helps me more.
I have been on the Lidocain patch for a few years and at my last PM visit he suggested the Lidocain cream 1%. My copay on the patch was $50 month and my copay on the cream $5 so I am using the cream which actually works better as I can apply the cream to my low back myself where the patch not so easy. Good Luck
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