If you have been experiencing severe pain that has recently become or has been diagnosed as chronic pain, you need to choose the right long-term treatment options if you haven’t already. If you have been living with chronic pain and have been receiving treatment for it in recent years, it might be time to upgrade your quality of care. There have been many changes in the way pain is managed due primarily to the opioid medication addiction crisis. Choosing a combination of treatments provides you with more than just one option for dealing with chronic pain.
The Many Downsides of Pain Medication
Pain medication is usually the first option because there is nothing like immediate relief from constant pain on a daily basis. The level of pain relief offered by over-the-counter pain remedies like ibuprofen and acetaminophen is often not enough for most people who live with chronic pain. At the very least, prescription grade ibuprofen is necessary. Prescription pain medications like opiods are very effective, but long-term use is not recommended for a number of reasons.
Some of the first kinds of antidepressants called tricyclics can improve nerve pain that can be a common symptom of diabetes and some kinds of injuries involving damaged nerves. When these kinds of medications are used for pain, they must be taken regularly in order to be effective. As you can imagine, this can become a hassle, not to mention dealing with the side effects of these medications. It’s important to address the pain at its source rather than merely masking it.
Steering Clear of Pain Medications
Did you know that there are numerous ways pain can be alleviated without pain medications? There are various types of treatments available. Some of the many treatments and procedures that we offer for chronic pain include:
- Anterior Cervical Arthroplasty
- Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
- Mazor Robotic Screw Fixation
- Intradiscal Autograft Stem Cells
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Minimally-Invasive TLIF
- Much More!
The first step in this process is a review of your painful condition and overall health through a consultation. Our team at Subach Spinal Solutions can work with you to establish a treatment plan that may involve more than one option for managing your chronic pain. Simply reach out to our staff in Arlington, VA to schedule a consultation and get started. Contact us today and book your appointment… We look forward to hearing from you!