Pain Management

When you first start experiencing mild to moderate pain a doctor may prescribe pain medication such as aspirin or a Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). The pain may be in the starting stages of chronic pain and may not require high doses. However, when the intensity of pain increases, the doctor may change the prescription to a higher form of pain relief medication.

Most of such medications need to be taken orally at scheduled times (before breakfast, one hour after lunch, etc.) to maintain the level of drug in the body. Other forms of administering medication may be through injections or through patches. Depending on the patient and the level of pain, the Doctor will alter the medication.

There are of course, side effects associated with such heavy prolonged use of medication. Some common side effects are those that affect the kidney, heart or stomach and intestines.

To know more about pain management please refer to:

Conventional Medication for Pain

New Advances in Pain Management