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Topical Cream

My PM started me on a new compounded cream to see if it would help with my back pain. It is a mix of three different medications. It has 10% Flurbiprofen, 2% Baclofen, 5% Lidocaine and 3% Pentox.

The only thing I can definitely tell is the lidocaine in it because my skin has a numb feeling after I apply it. I'm hoping it will help. I've never tried a compounded cream like this. I do know it's expensive as it has to be approved by my WC pre-authorization office.

Has anyone else had a combination like this or had luck with topical creams?

Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2


  • I also have the cream, but its not working
  • Hi Keith
    I use the Lidocaine cream it depends on where I put it and it is expensive with Medicare.
    If I use it on this new nerve pain I am having it just aggravates it but if I use it on my upper
    back which is DDD, Muscle pain and ? it helps some.
    I use that Biofreeze too on stiff muscles or tightness and it helps a little.
    Hopefully you will get some relief from it, make sure you have a little brush to wash under
    your fingernails so you don't do what I did and get some in my eye.
    Take care
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  • I have a compounded cream. Mine contains ketamine & lidocaine to numb, muscle relaxants & nerve meds. At the start I thought it wasn't much help but I followed directions for a month or so. I stopped using it & realized it REALLY does help me. I've had a few meds added & doses increased. It's now very helpful.
    I've tried every oral nerve med a couple of times at least & just can't tolerate them. I became septic last year resulting in internal organ damage so limiting oral meds is a blessing for me. Best of luck.
    Remember (like most meds) it might take some adjustments to get it right. Don't expect miracles. I've been on this chronic pain ride for a long time now & I'm certain there's no such thing as a prescription magic bullet! My advise is read 'The Blend' we talk about here & chip away at your pain bit by bit.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • Thanks all,

    So far it seems to be helping some. It's not a miracle drug or anything like that, but it does help keep my back pain at a manageable level. My PM is very cautious about using Ketamine given it's abuse potential on the streets. They have only one patient who receives Ketamine and it's in a cream only, nothing oral. There is also the stigma of it being an animal tranquilizer for some people. Back in the 90's, a lot of animal veterinarian's offices were vandalized with the thieves searching out Ketamine. It's know by a lot of nicknames like cat valium, Special K, "ket", etc.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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