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June 19, 2019 4 min read

Lidocaine for Back Pain

Back pain really sucks and it really causes havoc in our lives. The American Chiropractic Associates states:

Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year—that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experienceback pain at some time in their lives.Back paincan affectpeople of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly.”

I was shocked to see how many people suffer from back pain like me. I have 2 herniated discs in my lower back from a nasty fall many years ago, I was holding a laundry basket and slipped on black ice and with nothing to hold on to there I went. It was 8 never-ending steps that ended with me flat on my back with a laundry basket on top. I must have blacked out for a little bit and just remember being mortified that someone might have seen me.  Several years later my back pain is aggravated by sitting too long, standing too long, or anything too long.

I am all for modern medicine, but I also understand the long term side effects of prescription medications and I prefer a more natural way to deal with back pain relief. In this post I want to cover the how you can use Lidocaine for Back Pain. Lidocaine is an amazing ingredient for numbing pain fast! Let me clear, Lidocaine is not a natural ingredient, but it does wonders especially when combined with other natural essential oils. 


How can I use Lidocaine back pain?


Lidocaine is one of the most effective topical anesthetics available without a prescription. At 4% you will have back pain numbing relief without the higher costs of prescription lidocaine that is 5% or greater. This means that you can save some serious money by using the right product with lidocaine.

The reason lidocaine for back pain can be so effective is due to how it works. Lidocaine targets pain receptors and provides numbing relief to temporarily relieve minor pain associated with arthritis, backache, muscle strains, sports related injuries, joint pain, and bruising.  


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The 2 most popular forms of Lidocaine for back pain are Patches and Creams.

Which is better for my back pain

Lidocaine Patches v. Lidocaine Cream



You can get Over the Counter patches and creams in the same strength of 4%. This percentage is high enough to give you the same numbing effectiveness in either form.



You can save significant money by going with the cream form of lidocaine because you are not paying per patch. You can get about 15 lidocaine patches for $20 or get 2X as many uses with a 2pk of Workvie Lidocaine Roll Ons for around $25.

When it comes to the 5% lidocaine, they’re often very expensive and insurance may not cover it. I have heard of patients waiting for weeks to get special approval by their insurance only to be denied their claims. However, 4% over-the-counter lidocaine products are a great alternative for patients who would want the relief, without the prescription prices. If you are also having to pay for doctor visits, physical therapy, chiropractors than the costs can really add up. It is better to save that money on medication and invest it in learning how to take care of your body from a professional. 


The back is one of the trickiest places to apply pain relief especially if you have limited mobility. The patch is simple to put on, but the area it covers is not very big so you may need to put on more than one. Creams cover a greater area, but they are messier and can numb your hands on application. This is why Lidocaine in a roll on form is so great. You can just spread it over the entire area that you need without messy disposal and you don’t have to worry about getting it on your hands. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about it coming off like with patches. 

Men have a specially hard time with patches because of hair on their back. The last thing you want when you have pain is to endure even more pain.

Lidocaine in Roll On form is also convenient to carry with you wherever you go and because the Workvie Lidocaine Roll On has a vanishing scent, it won’t embarrass you if you want to take it to work, the gym, or your bedside.


Skin Irritation:


Some people may experience skin irritation because the patches go on with glue. The lidocaine cream version does not have this, but depending on the brand you may still get irritation because some brands come with benzyl alcohol. The Workvie Lidocaine Roll On contains Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond Oil to protect the skin.


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Important: Some people may be allergic to Lidocaine. Please consult a doctor before using any pain relief product. This article is not intended to substitute the advice of a medical professional.