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Medical Pharmacologic Pain Management / Medications

 

Narcotic Management

Narcotic is a term that is usually used more for legal reasons. Narcotics and opioids are often interchanged. Opioids are medications that act on different pain receptors in the body. If the medication hits these receptors, it decreases or eliminates the pain sensation that a patient may feel. However, these medications can hit many other receptors in the body causing various side effects and potentially life threatening issues. More information >

Adjunctive Medication Management

Adjunctive means “added” or “in addition to”. In interventional pain management, the use of more than one medication can be common. This means that providers can “add” medications to the treatment plan, which further enhances the process of pain relief. The use of multiple medications, also known as polypharmacy, can be crucial to patients in achieving their optimal levels of pain control. More information >