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Medication Management

When it comes to pain, many doctors treat the condition with medications that reduce inflammation or discomfort, while others improve organ function or impact your neurotransmitters. But an unwanted consequence of these medications is interactions and, in some cases, medication dependence. At Metro Denver Pain Management, with a location serving the Denver area in Evergreen, Colorado, the team of professional physicians can address your pain and assist you with medication management. To learn more about the service and find a solution for your pain, call the office or go online today to schedule your initial consultation.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medication Management?

Medication management is a service provided by the Metro Denver Pain Management practice to help patients reduce the number of drug interactions and lessen the risk of dependence on pain medication.

One of the most important aspects of medication management is patient education. Your doctor at Metro Denver Pain Management spends time discussing your medications with you, as well as how they act on and affect your body.

Medication management also consists of providing a system to help you and the practice to monitor your prescriptions. This system, along with random drug tests and pill counts, provides a level of accountability with your prescription medications. These aspects of medication management help you take your pills as your doctor recommends and allow you to watch for drug interactions.


What Happens During Medication Management at a Pain Clinic?

At Metro Denver Pain Management, your physician develops a system that works for you and your pain. As part of your medication management program, he may provide you with:

  • Pill dispensers for organization
  • Pre-packaged daily medications
  • Drug testing to ensure you’re taking your medication as prescribed
  • Pill counts for narcotic medications
  • Therapy to help you find other ways to manage pain
  • Alternatives to pain medication
  • Neuromodulation treatments

By taking a multidisciplinary approach, the team at Metro Denver Pain Management works to alleviate your pain, not just through medication, but through a whole-person approach. In addition to medication, the practice may recommend other treatments like physical therapy or therapeutic massage.


What Types of Medications Help with Pain Management?

At Metro Denver Pain Management, the practice uses various types of medication to help you manage your pain. Depending on the cause and severity of your pain, your doctor may treat your chronic pain with:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Steroids

Although opioid medications, commonly called pain pills, can alleviate pain, the Metro Denver Pain Management practice uses these medications in addition to other pain-relieving treatments. Your doctor may recommend using opioid medications and other narcotics only when your pain is unbearable.

 


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