23 Apr Alternative Pain Management: Avoid Opioids and Find the Root Cause
Too often, Dr. Nikesh Seth meets a new patient who was prescribed opioids for their pain. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in alternative pain management that is safe and effective. Opioids can sometimes have their place in a treatment plan. However, the US is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and opioids have overtaken heroin and cocaine as the leading cause of deadly overdoses in America. Opioids should only be prescribed for those who aren’t at high risk of dependency and for situations where the pain is very short-term, such as post-surgery.
Some opioids, like fentanyl, are especially addictive, and a person can develop an addiction even when taking them as prescribed for a short amount of time. Opioids are a synthetic, manmade drug, and fentanyl is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. It’s no wonder these drugs are so addictive. Slowly, Americans are getting the information and knowledge they need about opioid dangers, but it’s often too late.
If you’re interested in a safer, yet still effective, treatment plan for your pain, alternative therapies might be for you. It all starts with getting evaluated by an expert. Before pain can be ethically managed, a diagnosis of the root cause needs to happen. Otherwise, you will just be masking the pain instead of treating it.
Not all pain is “fixable,” of course. There are plenty of injuries and conditions that become chronic. In these situations, a safe form of pain management needs to be determined. This should not be opioids or other addictive, dangerous drugs. Instead, holistic options for pain relief, such as spinal stimulation, can be a better solution.
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When working with a pain doctor, your health and safety should come first. A variety of treatment plans might work best for you, and in some cases, this means blending mainstream and alternative treatment options. No matter what type of pain you have, or the cause, know that safe solutions are available. Connect with Integrated Pain Consultants today and start your journey towards more natural pain management.