Low Back Pain in Patients With Systemic Analgesic Intolerance Managed With Mesotherapy: A Case Report

Massimo Mammucari, Enrica Maggiori, Sergio Maggiori, Alessandro F. Sabato


Compounds injected by the intradermal route slowly diffuse into the underlying tissues and produce a drug-sparing effect compared to the parenteral route. This technique, called mesotherapy, can be useful when systemic drugs are not tolerated and to synergize with other therapies. We report advantages obtained in a patient with low back pain to underline that drugs introduced by intradermal route should be considered in the management of localized pain. A 52-year-old patient with low back pain was treated with analgesic drugs, but adverse events raised. After injection of intradermal drugs, pain was controlled and no adverse events were detected. Mesotherapy could represent a pharmacological strategy to manage localized pain.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(4):238-240
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1743w


Mesotherapy; Intradermal therapy; Low back pain; Drug sparing

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