new here, but i have a question. my problem is in the muscles they say, i have tried bite block, ultrasound, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, etc, etc The only thing that seemed to help (but only for a while) are the trigger point injections--can't make it to the doc often because i work at a hospital, so i've been giving them to myself--don't always get it where it is supposed to be. any suggestions? what are the lidocaine patches i read somewhere about? please help, tired of shooting up with lidocaine!!
I am in training right now to be a dental assistant. At my office we use lidocaine patches to numb the mouth before we do any fillings or anything that would be painful. I've never used them myself but I know they are safe to use as long as you know how to use them properly.
Just curious about these patches as well. I have used them for spine pain...with little success, but wondered how the work in the mouth. Are they very tiny and somehow adhere to the tissue of the mouth??
I have found usuing over the counter oragel products (benzocaine) to be helpful if I get it way back over the top molars on the cheek. Perhaps I'm numbing out the pterygoid - or masseteur muscles.
How do you go about doing your own lidocaine injections?? Are you a medical professional? I've often thought about learning how do do my own trigger point injections. My physiatrist said she has a patient who learned to do his own with accupuncture needles..but I'd imagine there is always some risk - espceially where there is arteries/nerves to beware of piercing.