Lidocaine/Ketamine infusions are often used to treat fibromyalgia and some chronic pain disorders. Infusions are performed intravenously (IV) to calm nerves and provide relief from chronic pain.
A lidocaine/ketamine mixture is infused by IV into the patient’s body for approximately two hours. The mixture works to calm the nerves and provide relief from chronic pain. These infusions are usually administered in a series of treatments. Patients can often find relief for up to 1-2 months at a time with the infusions.