12 Jun Non-Invasive Pain Management
While opioid pain medications, when taken as prescribed, can ease pain and improve functioning of a chronic pain patient, not every person that takes prescription opioid pain medications responsibly. Opioids can prove deadly, if misused. A large number of opioid overdose deaths are caused due to a prescription opioid. The problem is becoming worse as opioid overdose deaths continue to rise.
The pain management doctors understand how prescription opioid pain medications can be used to treat chronic pain. Opioids should not be used in the long-term, to prevent dependence.
Your pain specialist will conduct a thorough history and physical examination, and use various testing tools to get to the bottom of pain symptoms. Based on the diagnosis, your doctor will discuss and choose the treatment plan to best meet your pain management goals.
Pain management specialists are trained and have experience in finding treatment options, other than prescription opioid pain medications, for pain patients.
Conservative or non-invasive treatments and therapies may include –
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical therapy and exercises
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
Pain specialists take a multi-disciplinary approach to treat pain, often utilizing a combination of the above treatments. This ensures that you can heal naturally and obtain lasting pain relief, without dependence on opioid pain medication. In addition, your injuries heal in a comprehensive and timely manner.