Non Opioid Pain Management
Non-opioid medications may be beneficial in helping to control chronic pain. Some examples of non-opioid pain medications include over the counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen), and Aleve (naproxen). Some prescription medications may also be used to manage pain. Neurontin (gabapentin) is often prescribed to manage nerve pain. Corticosteroids may be used to decrease pain caused by inflammation, and some types of antidepressants may also be effective in treating chronic pain. Sometimes, your doctor may recommend a topical pain medication such as lidocaine or capsaicin.
It is important to discuss the use of these medications with your doctor as they may have dangerous interactions with other prescription medications or cause dangerous side effects for some people.
Opioids are medications used to relieve severe pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals from your body and change how your brain perceives pain. Typically, opioids are prescribed to people who are injured, are recovering from surgery, or are suffering from chronic pain. However, opioids can have lasting, damaging effects.
If you’re in the Tulsa, OK area and looking for an alternative that actually works Contact Vibrant Life Oklahoma now! We have multiple non-opioid pain management therapies that can help you on your journey. Including, but not limited to:
Trigger point therapy, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, anti-inflammatory injections, chiropractic therapy, ultrasound, prolotherapy, Raindrop therapy.