Pain Medication Management

Pain Medication Management

Pain Medication Management services offered in San Diego, La Mesa and Chula Vista, CA

Pain medications often fill an essential role in an overall treatment plan. As long as you take these drugs, you need ongoing pain medication management. The experienced team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute takes a tailored approach to medication management. Their care plans meet each person’s unique needs, ensuring a dynamic process that achieves optimal pain relief. To schedule an appointment, call the office in San Diego, La Mesa, or Chula Vista, California, or book one online today.

What is pain medication management?

People living with chronic pain often need a long-term medication regimen as part of their comprehensive care. Anytime you take pain medications, especially for an extended time, you need pain medication management.

Safe, effective pain medication management includes regular follow-up appointments. During routine appointments, the team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute monitors your overall health, watches for side effects, ensures you get optimal pain relief, and adjusts your medication regimen as needed. 

Who needs pain medication management?

Pain medication management protects the health of people taking any type of pain medication, including:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anti-epileptic medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Opioids

You may need chronic opioid therapy if your pain doesn’t improve with other medication, interventional procedures, or surgery. To be considered for opioid therapy, you can’t have a substance use disorder and must go through a standard screening process.

When your provider prescribes opioids, they strictly follow government guidelines, supervising your treatment with the goal of eventually weaning you from the medication. The team has an extensive track record of successfully managing chronic opioid therapy. 

What type of pain improves with medication management?

Sage Pain & Wellness Institute offers intensive pain medication management to treat most types of pain, including: 

Chronic pain

Chronic pain lasts three months or longer and doesn’t improve with most medical treatments. 

Psychogenic pain

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders often cause physical pain. Mental health conditions can also make existing pain worse. 

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS begins after a seemingly minor injury when the pain doesn’t heal. Instead, you develop severe, chronic pain together with other progressive symptoms involving your nerves, skin, and muscles. 

Chronic muscle pain

Overuse, poor technique during exercise and sports, extended inactivity, and poor posture can all lead to chronic muscle pain.   

Musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain includes more than your muscles. This type of pain may involve your joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament instability, and inflammatory conditions.

Nerve pain

Chronic nerve pain arises when you have damaged peripheral nerves. The most common type, diabetic neuropathy, begins in your feet, causing pain, tingling, and a burning sensation.

No matter what type of pain affects your life, Sage Pain & Wellness Institute provides exceptional pain medication management. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.