Prescription medicines are used regularly in pain management. Although these drugs can be incredibly effective at reducing inflammation and other pain-related symptoms, there is a risk of dependency. Developing a medication tolerance is another serious health threat that can lead to increased medication dosages and more frequent medication use. At TriState Pain Institute, we believe alternative and interventional therapies can help diminish the need for controlled medications while still providing significant pain relief.
Still, the team understands pain medicine is an integral part of pain management. At TriState Pain Institute, prescription pain medicines are monitored closely, and the team works with patients to provide the following:
Diagnostic and therapeutic pain consultations
Compliance and validation of pain medication use
Continual assessment of pain medication efficacy
- Monitoring and management of pharmacologic co-morbidities and side effects