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Medication Management

If medication management is necessary for a specific pain condition, patients will be safely and responsibly treated under our careful supervision with the most effective pain medications available today.

Prescription pain medications are sometimes required to help manage acute or chronic pain conditions. Our founder and Medical Director Dr. Andrew Will is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. This certification is exclusive to pain management specialists who focus on pain management and have demonstrated their skills through comprehensive testing.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID)

Some of these are available over the counter such as Advil and Aleve. Others are available by prescription, such as Celebrex. All of them relieve pain by reducing inflammation.

Opioids

Opioids are the most powerful prescription pain medications available. They can be used to treat acute or chronic pain successfully. However, opioid medications can have negative consequences, including addiction, tolerance to the medication, constipation, drowsiness, and other side effects. Therefore, these medications are closely regulated and are not suitable for everyone.

Only a thorough medical consultation can determine whether opioid therapy is appropriate for your pain condition.

Steroids

Steroids are available in oral form and injections. They have a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect than NSAIDS, but are used only on a short-term basis to eliminate inflammation that is causing pain.

Muscle Relaxants

These are prescription medications that relieve pain by reducing muscle spasms.

Anticonvulsants

These prescription medications relieve pain by lessening the sensitivity of the nervous system.

Sleep medications

Pain can often disrupt sleep and make it more difficult for a person to cope with their pain. Sleep medications are prescribed to improve restorative sleep.

Antidepressants

Chronic pain patients often have depression. Antidepressants can improve mood and make it easier to tolerate pain. They can also have a direct effect on reducing pain.

Schedule an appointment with a Twin Cities Pain Clinic provider to discuss if a medication can help with your pain.

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