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Pharmacologic Pain Management

Pharmacologic (or medical) pain management may be a viable treatment option to relieve your acute or chronic pain. After an evaluation of your condition is performed at our pain clinic and once an accurate pain diagnosis is reached, the physicians and specialists of the Pain Management Center (PMC) of Lansing will be able to determine if pain medications will provide you with the best result or if other treatments are better suited to your needs. If you and your doctor are considering pharmacological pain management as treatment, it is important that you understand prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medications may not eradicate all of your pain, but instead reduce how much pain you have and how often it occurs. The objective is to give pain sufferers greater control over their pain and provide symptomatic relief. If pharmacologic pain management is determined to be the best course of action, there are a variety of medications from which your physician may choose to recommend, prescribe, or administer.

 

Types of Medication Application

Muscle Relaxants

Relieve muscle spasms and cramping

Narcotics (Opioids)/Analgesics

Short-term acute pain/chronic pain when appropriate

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Reduce pain and inflammation

Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Improve pain, depression, and fatigue

Corticosteroids

Suppress pain and inflammation


Some of the aforementioned medications may be used in combination while others may not. The administration of more than one drug is known as polypharmacy. For some patients, polypharmacy may prove effective, and in these instances exam roomsthe physicians at our pain management clinic will formulate an appropriate medical pain management program and closely monitor patients for side effects. For other patients, our pain management doctors may apply a multimodal approach to treatment, which, for example, could include NSAID and physical therapies. When combined, some treatments are shown to reinforce each other, producing the best possible outcome.

 

As with any prescribed or over-the-counter pain management medication, there are risks – potential side effects, drug interaction, and possible addiction or liver damage. During consultation with your pain management specialist, be sure to tell him or her about any allergies you have, current medications you are taking, and/or your use of vitamins or herbal supplements. To discern predisposed or genetic conditions, your physician may ask you to disclose your medical history and your family’s medical history. If you and your doctor decide that pharmacological pain management is the best treatment option for your acute or chronic pain condition, our pain management center will help you find the relief you deserve so that you can get back to living your life to the fullest.

 

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