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Pain Medication

Pain Management located in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX
Pain Medication

Pain Medication services offered in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX

Pain medication plays a vital role in managing acute and chronic health conditions. Andrew Morchower, MD, MPH, at OmniSpine Pain Management in Frisco and Mesquite, Texas, offers a vast array of treatments to ease your pain. For many adults, that includes pain medication. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn if medication can make your pain bearable or support a pain-free life.

Pain Medication Q&A

What is pain medication management?

Easing your pain is essential to your comfort and long-term health. Healing slows down when you suffer from acute pain. Long-lasting (chronic) pain affects your nerves, making them hypersensitive to stimulation and causing more pain.

Pain medication is included in the first line of treatment for all types of pain. If you end up needing pain medication for an extended time, you also need ongoing pain medication management.

Effective medication management requires regular follow-up appointments. During your appointments, Dr. Morchower monitors your general health and watches for potential side effects. He ensures that you achieve the best possible pain relief by assessing the effectiveness of your medication and making adjustments or recommending other treatments as needed.

What type of pain medication might I need?

Dr. Morchower customizes your treatment by choosing from many different pain medications, including:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs like Advil® or Motrin®)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anti-epileptic medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Opioids

 

You might need opioid therapy if your pain doesn’t improve with other medications or you struggle with excruciating pain. However, Dr. Morchower doesn’t recommend opioids to people with a substance use disorder.

 

Dr. Morchower has extensive experience successfully managing opioid therapy, but his goal is to use these potent and addictive medicines only for a short time. He focuses on gradually reducing your need for opioids by implementing other effective treatments.

What types of pain do medications treat?

Dr. Morchower prescribes medications to treat many types of pain, including:

Acute pain

Acute pain is the immediate discomfort that occurs if you have an illness, suffer an injury, or have surgery. This pain gets better as the underlying cause heals.

Chronic pain

Chronic pain lasts at least three to six months and often much longer. This type of pain is frequently caused by an underlying health condition.

Musculoskeletal pain

This pain involves your muscles, joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain include myofascial pain syndrome, inflammatory conditions, and osteoarthritis.

Nerve pain

Any condition that damages your peripheral nerves can cause nerve pain. It can also cause tingling and burning sensations.

Psychogenic pain

Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety cause physical pain. They also make existing physical pain worse.

 

Call OmniSpine Pain Management today or book an appointment online if you need pain medication.

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