Although lidocaine infusion is an effective tool for managing pain for most people, a rare minority of people do not respond to this treatment. The following indicators will tell you if the medication is working effectively for you:
The sharpness of the pain is reduced by 30% or more
You have the ability to participate in activities like physiotherapy
You can return to work
You can perform household chores or go for walks
Overall, if you are able to carry out your day-to-day activities with more ease and comfort than you could prior to the treatment, your body is responding well to the treatment. If, however, you have not noticed any change in your level of pain, book a follow-up appointment with the physician; you may need to have a change in dosage or a change in medication strategy altogether.