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Medication

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs that help to 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.

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What is Medication?

Medication is an integral part of most of our daily lives. Whether the medicine helps manage a condition, provides pain relief, or some other benefit, it helps facilitate comfortable and healthy everyday life. If you are experiencing back pain from an injury or other chronic condition, medication 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, Forney, or Dallas, TX.
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Why is Medication Used as Treatment?

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.

How is Medication Used for Pain?

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 Should I Expect After Medicating?

As there are different types of medication, there are different results and side effects. The amount of time medication will relieve pain varies and depends on the strength, dosage, etc. It is very important to work closely with Dr. Callewart when taking medication to ensure you’re getting the desired healing with minimal side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medication

1. Will I become addicted to pain medication?
There are non-opioid pain medications that typically will not lead to addiction. That being said, it is very important to take only recommended dosages of any medication prescribed by a physician.

Are you in pain?

Most patients experiencing pain can be seen by Dr. Callewart or his physician assistant within 24 hours in Dallas, Forney, Rockwall and Addison, Texas.

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