Medication Management Specialist

Pain Care, LLC

Interventional Spine & Pain Management located in Stockbridge, Newnan, Mcdonough, Johns Creek, & Griffin, GA

Finding the medication that effectively relieves your pain is not a simple process. Pain has an array of causes, and each person responds differently to medications. The team at Pain Care, LLC, works closely with you, providing comprehensive medication management services to monitor your health and make medication changes as needed to ensure optimal pain relief. To receive expert medication management, call the Metro Atlanta office in Stockbridge, Griffin, Newnan, McDonough, or Johns Creek, Georgia, or request an appointment online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management centers on prescribing medicines that alleviate your pain. However, the service is more than simply getting a prescription. Medication management is a comprehensive approach to your care that involves scheduling regular appointments to monitor your health.

Why do I need medication management?

 

In addition to alleviating your pain, medication management has the important role of protecting your health by:

Managing multiple medications

Most people with chronic pain take at least one, and in some cases, multiple medications. The problem with taking multiple medicines is that drugs aren’t always compatible.

One may diminish or amplify the effect of another. And many medications interact with one another and with certain foods and dietary supplements.

Medication management fills that gap by reviewing all the medications you take and making sure you’re not at risk for unwanted interactions or side effects.

Providing optimal pain relief

There are many classes and types of pain medications. Each person’s metabolism affects how they respond to specific drugs. The medication and dose that works for you may not have any impact on someone else.

 

These variables make it challenging to find the most effective pain medication. Medication management allows your provider to make adjustments as needed to ensure you get the best results. 

Preventing addiction

If you need narcotics such as opioids as part of your comprehensive treatment plan, careful medication management helps prevent you from developing a dependence. Your provider may recommend interventional treatments that reduce your pain enough to lower your dose.

What type of pain medication might I need?

Pain Care, LLC, prescribes the best medication based on your medical history, the reason for your pain, and the severity of your symptoms. There are many possible pain-relieving medications, such as:

  • Analgesics to relieve pain but not inflammation
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Steroids to significantly reduce inflammation
  • Muscle relaxants to relieve pain from cramped muscles
  • Antidepressants to relieve chronic pain, even if you don’t have depression
  • Anticonvulsants to reduce pain signals from damaged nerves
  • Narcotics (opioids) to stop pain messages from your brain to your body

In most cases, your treatment begins with non-narcotic medications.

If you need comprehensive medication management, call Pain Care, LLC, or book an appointment online today.