Non-narcotic pain management does not involve prescription drugs or opioids. For this reason, there are no side effects or addiction issues, and the treatments are known to be effective and safe. There are pain medications that do not contain opioids available by prescription and over-the-counter. In many cases, this alleviates the pain. There are also therapies capable of being used with or without these medications. If you are interested in non-narcotic pain management, you should learn about some of the new techniques that have been developed to not only relieve pain, but to help stop it from returning as well.
For example, spinal cord stimulation uses a device similar to a pacemaker to replace pain with a sensation more easily tolerated. This involves a feeling similar to a massage or a tingling sensation. The device is implanted in the lower back by a physician. Tiny wires in the spinal canal are attached to this device. When the individual feels pain, a remote control is used to send signals directly to the painful area. This technique is used for both nerve damage in the legs and back pain. In most cases, there is no tingling sensation.
One of the best potential solutions for pain in the future is harvesting stem cells from the body of the individual. They can then be used in the area where the tissue has deteriorated. The hope is this will eliminate the pain by building healthy new tissue in the treatment area.
Of course, there are also surgical options available. These are generally seen as a last resort when non-surgical methods aren’t working. The right procedure for you will depend on a number of factors and can ultimately be determined during a consultation after an accurate diagnosis has been made.
Here at Subach Spinal Solutions, we understand that pain management is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why we offer a number of treatments for various issues, including back pain, degenerative disc disease, neck pain, osteoporosis, scoliosis and more. If you are interested in non-narcotic pain management, or if you’d simply like to learn about all of your treatment options, please feel free to schedule your consultation at our office. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and come up with a customized treatment plan for you.