When suffering from chronic pain it is important to have your medication managed by a pain management specialists.
A pain specialist will be able to determine the appropriate medication regimen that will safely provide the chronic back pain patient with effective relief. The specialist physician will take a comprehensive assessment of your pain and you current prescriptions and any underlying health conditions and develop a medication treatment plan. We have treatment locations in MD, PA, and VA.
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Many people suffer from debilitating chronic back pain that requires treatment via medication. For many, over the counter medications and light activity are not sufficient enough to mitigate their back pain. Many individuals suffering from chronic pain may require prescription medications to manage and mitigate their pain.
When suffering from chronic pain it is important to have your medication managed by pain management specialists. A pain specialist will be able to determine the appropriate medication regimen that will safely provide the chronic back pain patient with effective relief. The physician will take a comprehensive assessment of your current prescriptions and any underlying health conditions and develop a medication treatment plan.
You pain management specialists will monitor any developments in your health and ensure that your medication is effective. Medication management therapy requires combined effort between the patient and the physician to determine the best result for the patient.
Before starting a medication regimen for your pain, your primary care physician may request you to try non-medicated therapies first. Some non-pharmacological therapies to treat chronic back pain are:
These non-invasive treatments may provide relief for some experiencing back pain. However, for those suffering chronic back pain, more extensive treatments may be needed. If your primary care physician determines you have not received sufficient relief from these non-invasive therapies, they may refer you to a pain management specialist.
Pain Management Specialists
A pain management specialist will review your pain history and any previous therapies attempted to relieve pain. If you are an appropriate candidate for prescription medication, your pain management specialist will devise a regimen that is appropriate for you.
Some types of medication that a pain specialist may prescribe are:
Your pain management specialist will manage your pain medication to ensure that you are receiving pain relief effectively and safely. Medication management is a common method to treat chronic back pain. Pain medications can be combined with alternative forms of pain management (like physical therapy, yoga, etc…) to better help the patient regain mobility and functionality.
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