Opioids and Chronic Pain Management

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs. They can control severe pain. But they often aren't recommended for many types of chronic pain. That's because their long-term use can cause your body to begin to depend on them.

Opioids (Common Side Effects)

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs. They can control severe pain. But many people who use opioids experience some side effects. You should be aware of these side effects so you can use these drugs safely.

Medication is an integral part of most of our daily lives. Whether the medicine helps manage a condition, provides pain relief, or some other benefits, this helps facilitate comfortable and healthy everyday life. If you are experiencing back pain from an injury or other chronic condition, this may be beneficial for you. Learn more about your options during a consultation with us at the office of Craig C. Callewart, M.D., P.A., in Addison or Dallas, TX.

How Can Medication Help with Back Pain?

Medication is typically one of the first treatment options we think of when it comes to dealing with an injury, ache, or pain. There are different types of medicine available to alleviate and reduce back pain, but it is important to keep in mind that medicine is not able to repair or heal an injury or the cause of pain.

Medication is a good starting point for managing back pain or a similar condition. Medicine may make it possible to enjoy a normal daily life or pursue other pain management techniques, such as physical therapy.

What Are Anti-Inflammatory Medicines?

Anti-inflammatory medications are often considered the first treat of using medicine to treat pain. These options are available over-the-counter, but there are prescription options available when necessary.

This category includes medicines like ibuprofen and naproxen, which are in Motrin and Aleve, respectively. They are considered to be an option for mild pain relief.

What Are Muscle Relaxers?

Muscle relaxers are only available via a prescription. They may be recommended for those who are not experiencing proper relief with anti-inflammatory medication options.

Muscle relaxers are typically recommended for acute injuries more than they are chronic pain. They typically and target the muscle spasms that lead to uncomfortable back pain.

Could I Benefit from Medication for Back Pain?

Most people who are experiencing consistent pain may be able to benefit from using medications to better manage the issues. However, it is important to keep in mind they should not be approached as the only option or a standalone treatment to manage and reduce pain.

A consultation with our professionals in Texas can help determine if medication is the right choice for you and your experiences. Seeking a professional opinion is essential before choosing any medical treatment, and they can help you best determine the path for you.

Schedule Your Consultation!

To learn more about your options for medication for back pain, contact us today at the office of Craig C. Callewart, M.D., P.A. We invite you to schedule your consultation with us to learn more about the best possible treatment and management methods for you to find relief. Dr. Callewart and his professional staff proudly serve you with two locations in Texas in Addison and Dallas. Take the first step to a more comfortable lifestyle today!

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