Maneuvering through the pain management field can be tricky. For the most part, one might be prescribed pain medications after surgery or severe surgery. Pain-numbing medicine, opioids, help patients relax and heal comfortably. This is why they have been prescribed for so long. Since the rise of the opioid crisis in the U.S., more physicians and doctors are finding different methods to combat pain for patients. In particular, our physicians are doing more work and managing pain in more convenient and creative ways. In this way, we are putting our patients first and ensuring that opioid misuse does not occur.
What are the long and short-term effects of opioids?
Pain killers can have different effects on the body. When a patient is in pain, it’s important to address the issue and find the best result for them. This is because every body and person is different. When it comes to opioids, the relief can be different. Depending on the pain level, doctors can give fast-acting and long-lasting medication. Your relief can happen quickly (15-30 minutes) and last for three to four hours. In other cases, when pain is severe, a patient can be prescribed with a solution lasting eight to twelve hours.
With today’s research and knowledge, physicians and doctors are more cautious when it comes to drugs like methadone, codeine, and tapentadol. Though very effective when it comes to relieving pain, today’s climate calls for proactive solutions that lean towards other methods. Opioids are known to be addictive, triggering endorphins which make our bodies feel good. What our physicians offer are personalized plans, carefully constructed to cater to your pain level and needs.
What are other methods for pain management at Capitol Pain?
There is a reason why patients keep coming back to Capitol Pain. It is because our physicians treat you like a person, not just a patient. With years of experience came an understanding that pain is frustrating and leading a normal life should be attainable. That is why we offer many solutions and treatments for pain. For one, it depends on where a patient feels pain. And two, it depends on what their body can handle and what they are comfortable with. Our physicians are creating personalized plans that will help with the pain.
As an example, Capitol Pain offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). It’s an advanced regenerative medicine therapy that uses your body’s own healing process to heal injured tissue, muscles, and ligaments. So, if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, this is a great option for you. Other conditions this treats is rotator cuff tear and chronic plantar fasciitis.
If you find that your pain is coming from Phantom Limb, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or from cancer, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks will be a great pain management option. With a carefully placed needle, pain can be disrupted.
Our facilities also offer different types of injections to help treat pain. A series of conditions can be treated this way. Thankfully, a physician can walk you through the steps and determine if this would be the right solution.
Finding solutions to pain is our expertise. Our physicians have studied tirelessly and gained the knowledge to treat pain in a safe and controlled environment. When someone is feeling frustrated, due to the pain they have, a walk through our doors could change that. Find real solutions that don’t endanger your body. With Capitol Pain, you’ll finally feel in control again. See one of our physicians today and learn how to treat your pain.