Editor-in-Chief: Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, PhD
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological treatment alone is found inadequate for patients of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome. For prolonged pain relief, either injections of lidocaine or botulinum toxin A were previously injected at tender points of FM with varied results.
CASE REPORT: We present a case where a mixture of lidocaine and botulinum A was injected at tender points in a young woman patient with FM, which resulted in immediate and extended pain relief with improvement in quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS: Mixture of lidocaine and botulinum toxin injections at tender points in FM may provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief.
KEY WORDS: Fibromyalgia, lidocaine, botulinum, injection