Pain Relief Medication – The Non-Narcotic Way of Treatment

Pain Medications Non Narcotic Way of Treatment 

When you wake up in pain or sustain an injury that leaves you injured, most people assume they will go to a doctor’s office and receive a prescription for an opioid medication. At Complete Family Wellness, we strive to bring you the opportunity to heal from injury pains with non-narcotic pain reliefinterventions. Our goal is to heal your body, strengthen your muscles and prevent recurrence of pain and immobility with non narcotic pain medication.  

If you have a structural injury, such as herniated discs or bone fractures, we would provide referrals for imaging and management as appropriate. However, often times chronic pain and immobility is due to trigger points forming in your muscles.  

The knots that form when muscles spasm and tighten, called trigger points, cause the muscle to constrict and limit the range of motion.  Thus leading to pain, difficulty with mobility and function and ultimately pain and need to seek non narcotic pain management providers.  

When do we provide Pain Relief Medication? 

Severe pain and inflammation of the muscles can limit your ability to heal and recover. WIthin the right setting, a short course of analgesics (such as Tylenol or Motrin) or narcotics for pain relief might be appropriate. We also utilize muscle relaxants and steroids to help decrease pain and inflammation and improve your mobility. Once we relieve the acute inflammatory process and calm the muscles down, your body will be better able to stretch, strengthen to heal and prevent future injuries.

Non-Narcotic Pain Relief Treatment 

A few of the non-narcotic interventions we utilize are: 

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve 
  • Tylenol 
  • Steroids to reduce inflammation 
  • Trigger Point Injection – injections with lidocaine, no use of steroids or NSAIDs  
  • Local Myofascial release with manual therapy and pain medications non narcotic.

Referrals out for: 

  • Acupuncture 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Chiropractors 
  • Nerve block injections 
  • Epidural steroid injections when appropriate  
  • Massage Therapy 

FAQs 

1. What are the side effects of opioid drugs? 

Consumption of opioid medicines usually has several side effects like respiratory troubles, dizziness or drowsiness, and constipation. Sometimes opioid drugs can lead to lowered cardiac rate and blood pressure. Opiod drugs can be highly addictive, habit forming and difficult to discontinue once started. Our non narcotic pain medication can help them. 

2.Are Cannabinoid oils suitable for pain relief? 

Cannabinoid oil contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which generally causes an extreme high in a patient. However, doctors still understand the benefits and risks associated with CBD oil. But The American Society of Anesthesiologists favors expanding research on Marijuana and CBD for pain relief are non narcotic pain management. 

3.How fast can I get relief with opioids? 

Pain relief medicines usually start working on injury pains within -minutes, and the effect remains for about- hours.   

4. What are Trigger Point Injections? 

Trigger points form in the areas of the muscle where the muscle spasms and forms knots. This limits your movement, range of motion and leads to further inflammation and pain.  

Trigger point injections are administered to the site of the muscle spasm. The needle does most of the work. We inject a little bit of lidocaine to the area during the procedure to help reduce inflammation and soreness after the treatment. During a session of pain medications non narcotic, you can receive multiple injections at multiple sites.  

After the session, there is no downtime. You can continue with daily activity.  

We do not use NSAIDs or steroids in these injections, so they are completely natural and have no side effects.