Learn About Pain Medication Management

One part of our multidisciplinary approach, pain medications  can be broadly classified into two categories: prescription and nonprescription. Nonprescription drugs have several mild anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen), as well as acetaminophen. Medications can block or manage pain, prevent swelling, and treat related problems. You may be prescribed more than one medication over the course of your treatment. Medications may be adjusted or changed as you feel better, or if they cause side effects. We realize that not all pain treatments need to utilize pain medications for you to be painless.

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All the information presented is courtesy of the following organizations:
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
WebMD Pain Relievers
Pain Management Entry on Wikipedia