Medication Management

Medication management is a critical aspect of treating your chronic back pain. An important part of your chronic back pain treatment, medication management is provided by pain management specialists monitoring patient care.

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Medication Management

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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What Is Medication Management

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.  


Non-medicated Therapies  

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: 

  • Physical therapy: Care provided by a physical therapist aimed to ease pain and improve function and mobility.

  • Acupuncture: An Eastern based type of therapy, involving the insertion of tiny needles through your skin on targeted points on the body.

  • Exercise: Physical activity that improves and encourages good health.

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: 

  • NSAID’s (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) - They are a type of analgesic (pain reliever) that works on reducing the body’s inflammatory responses without steroids.  

  • Muscle Relaxants - A medication that is used to treat strains, sprains, and spasms. As the name states, they relax tight muscles and are successfully used to treat fibromyalgia 

  • Anticonvulsant Medication - Anti seizure medicine that can help ease back pain, migraine pain and nerve pain. They block the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

  • Corticosteroids - Medication that helps control pain and provides relief from areas that are inflamed and swollen.

  • Opioids - Narcotic medication that can immediately provide relief from pain by changing the brain’s perception to the signals. Ideal for acute pain and post-surgery because they do not cause bleeding in the stomach.

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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If you would like more information about our medication management care plans or our back pain and spine specialist, please call us today to speak to our dedicated team. You can call (301) 703-8767 (Maryland Locations), (724) 603-3560 (Pennsylvania Locations), or (540) 433-1905 (Virginia Locations) and schedule an appointment today. 

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At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Our Providers

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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