Medication Management

Medication management is a critical aspect of treating chronic pain. With Medication management, a pain management specialists will monitor a patients medication regimen to ensures that is safe and effective.

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What Are Medication Management Services?

If you are taking medication for your chronic pain it is important to have a pain management specialist manage your medication regimen to ensure safe and effective pain relief. A specialist will also be able to recommend additional or alternative options if your current regimen becomes insufficient.

At Pain and Spine Specialists our specialists will take a comprehensive assessment of your pain, your current prescriptions, and any underlying health conditions. We will use that information to develop a comprehensive  treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. 

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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.  

How To Get Started

If you would like more information about pain management therapies we offer or our back specialists, please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Medication Management FAQ's

What types of doctors offer Medication Management?

Several types of healthcare professionals can provide medication management, including primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. However, for specialized cases like pain management, a pain management specialist or anesthesiologist may be involved in medication management.

Is Medication Management covered by insurance?

Coverage for medication management can vary widely based on your insurance provider and plan. It's best to contact your insurance company directly to find out what is covered under your specific plan.

What are the alternatives to Medication Management treatment?

Alternatives to medication management could include physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and other forms of exercise. Surgical interventions may also be an option depending on the nature and severity of the pain.

Is Medication Management considered minimally invasive?

Yes, medication management is considered a non-invasive approach to treating pain as it does not involve any surgical procedures.

How do I find a Medication Management treatment center near me?

You can find a treatment center near you by searching online, asking for recommendations from your primary care physician, or contacting your local health department.

How do I find a Medication Management specialist near me?

You can search for a specialist online, ask for recommendations from your primary care physician, or use the online directory of professional organizations like the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

Is Medication Management considered a minimally invasive treatment?

Yes, medication management is considered a non-invasive approach to treating pain as it does not involve any surgical procedures.

How much does Medication Management cost?

The cost of medication management can vary widely depending on factors such as the specific medications used, the frequency of visits, and your insurance coverage.

What treatments are often tried before considering Medication Management?

Before considering medication management, healthcare providers typically explore non-pharmacological approaches such as physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

What are the reviews for Medication Management?

Reviews for medication management can vary widely as they depend on individual experiences. It's best to consult with a healthcare provider to understand the potential benefits and risks.

Do Medicare and Medicaid cover Medication Management?

Both Medicare and Medicaid usually cover medication management, but coverage can vary by state and plan. It's best to contact your plan directly to confirm coverage.

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Usually within one week of the initial call.

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At Pain and Spine Specialists we provide comprehensive pain care while offering the most up-to-date minimally invasive techniques. Our ethos is to treat each patient (and potential patient) as if they were a family member.

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Medication Management Doctors in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective care when managing your medication regimen.  You can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.