Medication Management

The term "addictive personality" doesn't go very far in pinpointing why some people get addicted to opioids and other drugs while others don't. Reputable medical professionals, like those at Integrated Pain Consultants, consider addiction factors as well as a variety of other indicators when considering if a patient should be prescribed opioids for pain management. We also invite you to learn...

There’s no denying that opioids are a very effective pain management tool. They’re also highly addictive, which is why Integrated Pain Consultants only prescribes them in specific instances and for short-term use. Opioids are a narcotic and fantastic at relieving many types of pain. Opioids, such as morphine, were always designed to be used for short-term pain relief. For example,...

Opioids naturally occur in the body in small amounts, but now that the country is in the middle of an opioid crisis, it’s time to find out more about this “wonder drug’s” origin. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize natural, non-addictive pain management therapies for chronic pain. However, when used short-term, opioids can still be an effective and safe means of treatment....

In October 2017, the President declared the opioids epidemic a national health crisis. At Integrated Pain Consultants, alternative therapies are almost always encouraged before opioid treatment. Opioids are a powerful narcotic that do a great job at treating a myriad of pains, but they’re also highly addictive and linked to numerous overdoses (and even deaths) each year. But how do...

Opioid abuse has been dubbed an epidemic for years, but earlier in 2017 it officially became a “public health emergency.” What’s the difference, and what does that mean for pain sufferers? At Integrated Pain Consultants, alternative and natural therapies are prioritized to avoid the risky side effects of long-term opioid use. The opioids that naturally occur in the body are...

The United States is in the midst of an opioid/opiate epidemic, and Integrated Pain Consultants are committed to providing patients with a form of pain management that is safe and holistic. Opioids are a naturally derived pain relief drug derived from opium poppies. Opiates are a class of synthetic opiates that mimic natural opioids. Both can be highly addictive, but...

Our country is in the middle of an opioid crisis, just elevated to a national health emergency, and Integrated Pain Consultants wants every patient to receive effective and safe pain relief. Spinal cord Stimulation, or SCS, may be effective in treating joint pain, back pain, nerve pain, neck pain, and certain types of knee pain. It’s always best to try...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we’ve unfortunately seen a number of new patients who are victims of the opioid epidemic. Both opioids and opiates (the synthetic counterpart) are strong pain management drugs that can be highly addictive if taken for prolonged periods of time. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 12.5 million people in the...

America’s history of drug legislation is surprisingly young, and filled with staggering revelations. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize alternative, natural pain management approaches before considering a drug-based approach. However, most of us aren’t aware of the short and shady history of drug legislation in the country, and it can be a real eye-opener. Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of scare tactics, exaggeration and a...

Have you tried pain medication like opioids without success, or are you worried about the potential dependency on these drugs? Have steroid injections in the back, knees, or neck been unsuccessful? You might be a good candidate for sympathetic blocks, a popular opioid alternative at Integrated Pain Consultants. Our sympathetic nerves start in the spinal cord and branch out in...

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