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Generic Name: LIDOCAINE VISCOUS - ORAL Pronounced: (LYE-doe-kane) Lidocaine Viscous MM Precautions
Before using lidocaine, tell your doctor, dentist, or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other anesthetics (e.g.,
bupivacaine, prilocaine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as PABA), which can cause allergic reactions
or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your dentist, doctor,
or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
bites/cuts/scrapes/sores in your mouth or throat
heart problems (e.g., irregular heartbeat)
severe infection with high fever (e.g., sepsis)
Lidocaine may cause a condition that affects the heart
rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can infrequently result in serious
(rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe
When people talk about fibromyalgia, they sometimes use the terms tender points and trigger points interchangeably. In actuality, they have quite different meanings. All accurately diagnosed FM patients have tender points; some may also have trigger points. Tender Points Tender points are used to help diagnosis fibromyalgia. They are extremely sensitive spots on the body that elicit pain when four kilograms (or about 10 lbs.) of pressure are applied. There are 18 specific tender points located at nine bilateral locations. Tender points occur on both the right and left sides of the body at these nine locations: Occiput: bilateral, at the suboccipital muscle insertions. (Where the neck muscles attach at the base of the skull) Low cervical: bilateral, at the anterior aspects of the intertransverse spaces at C5-C7. (Front lower neck) Trapezius: bilateral, at the midpoint of the upper border. (Midway between the neck and shoulder) Supraspinatus: bilateral, at origins, above t...
What is the point of joint injections? Sticking a needle into a joint is not anyone's idea of a good time; however, at times, an injection might be the best option despite the risks and discomfort. Knowing the risks of bleeding and infection, millions of people put up with the pain of this invasive procedure. Avoiding the needle would be ideal; however, the needle does provide an access route for the fluids being injected into the joint. The results of a joint injection depend on the type of substance being injected, the accuracy of the injection, and location of the injection. The whole point in having an injection depends on the results.
In order to understand the purpose of a joint injection, one must first have some basic understanding about the joint itself. The joint is sealed into an encapsulated, confined space by the synovial joint capsule . Any fluid injected into the joint capsule stays within the joint and does not disperse throughout the entire body. All of the join...
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