Advanced Pain Therapies
 
Medication Management
Conservative treatment options are those that avoid surgery or injection therapy. Medication management is one of the more effective options. This refers to the tailoring of specific drug regimens to address certain types of pain. We rarely use “Monodrug therapy” (the use of a single agent, usually a potent opioid like Oxycontin, to treat a chronic pain condition.) Studies have shown that the concomitant use of adjunctive medications such as muscle relaxers, antidepressants, non-steroidal anti-inflamatories, anticonvulsants and other medications combined in carefully designed regimens can produce improved long lasting pain relief with far fewer side effects and better quality of life than single “pain pills” alone.