It is important to know that medical pain management treatments may not eradicate all of your pain, but instead reduce how much pain you have and how often it occurs. The focus of pharmacologic pain management is on alleviating your pain symptoms by administering prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. If this form of pain management is determined the best course of action in treating the condition and severity of your pain, there are a variety of medications from which your physician may choose to administer, prescribe, or recommend.
|Narcotics (Opioids)/Analgesics||Short-term acute pain/chronic pain when appropriate|
|Muscle Relaxants||Relieve muscle spasms and cramping|
|Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)||Reduce pain and inflammation|
|Corticosteroids||Suppress pain and inflammation|
|Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)||Improve pain, depression, and fatigue|
Another pain management procedure not mentioned above includes RACZ Lysis of Adhesions in which scar tissues are dissolved from around entrapped nerves on the epidural space of the spine so that medications can better reach affected areas. Consult with the physician at Advanced Pain Care to receive a full list of available services, treatments, and techniques, and to determine if interventional pain aWhile some of the medications listed above may be used in combination, others may not. Our management of polypharmacy – or the administration of many drugs together – will ensure that treatment is appropriate for you and your pain condition. In some instances our physician may apply a multimodal approach, which effectively combines multiple treatments, such as NSAID and physical therapies, which work well together and reinforce each other to produce the best possible outcome.
There are risks – potential side effects, drug interaction, possible addiction or liver damage – associated with many medications, whether they are prescribed or available over-the-counter. Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergies, current medications, and use of vitamins or herbal supplements before taking any medication. You may also be asked to disclose your medical history and your family’s medical history so that our pain management physicians are able to discern predisposed or genetic conditions. Pharmacologic pain management may just be the treatment that works best for your acute or chronic pain condition and if so, our pain management center will assist you along your journey to pain relief and a better quality of life. is the best approach to treating your acute or chronic condition, and if so, what option will be most effective. This form of pain management may just be the intervention you have been searching for to stop letting pain control your life and start finding the relief that you deserve.