25 Oct The Future Of Pain Relief
Because of the mounting overdoses and deaths from the opioid-addiction crisis sweeping across the U.S., drug manufacturers are racing to come up with safer painkillers for pain management in treatment plans. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Companies are highly motivated to create alternatives to the booming opioid market. The federal government is cracking down on lax prescriptions that contribute to many thousands of deaths a year and has started to block the sale of medications that they ultimately consider unsafe.
Many of these new pain medications are intended to treat osteoarthritis pain, a huge problem as the baby-boomer generation ages. On the horizon is an injection using synthetic capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers. A mid-stage trial showed a single injection in patients’ knees brought significant relief for as long as six months.
Other new arthritis medications in the works are nerve-growth-factor inhibitors, which block pain signals in nerve cells beyond the brain, such as in skin and muscle.
All these new drugs on the horizon are promising indeed, because of opioids, although effective for pain, are not a safe drug to use because of the high probability of addiction. Until these innovative drugs are tested and marketed, your treatment plan should include alternative means of pain management.
The Future Of Pain Management at Integrated Pain Consultants
At Integrated Pain Consultants, you can have the pain relief you are looking for. The pain management physicians at Integrated Pain Consultants are passionate and well qualified and will do everything possible to find a means to the end – that “end” being a pain-free life. Book your appointment online or call us at (480) 626-2552.