Alternatives to Opioid Chronic Pain Management

The Question of Pain Medication’s Effectiveness

Reliance on opioid pain medication for long-term management of chronic back and neck pain comes with many risks, and may be ineffective. After prolonged treatment using opioid chronic pain management, patients often develop a tolerance to the medication. This effect creates a dangerous cycle in which increased tolerance leads to higher doses needed for relief.  This unsustainable cycle has bigger consequences than diminished pain relief.

According to some recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by 30 percent between July 2016 and September 2017. This pattern of increased use of medication to manage chronic pain has resulted in America’s opioid crisis, which has been declared a national emergency by the United States government. The troubling trends in the long term effects of opioid addiction have sent physicians, medical device designers, and drug manufacturers searching for new and alternative treatments.

Alternatives to Opioid Chronic Pain Management

SpineOne specializes in treating chronic back & neck pain from a variety of sources. But our practice doesn’t include prescribing or managing narcotics or opioids. We take a holistic approach to helping our patients understand and manage chronic spine pain. Our treatments traditionally focus on helping with rapid and effective pain relief that can let you resume healthy mobility and promote long-term spine health.

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    Improving Quality of Life for Our Patients
    Using Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Management

    SpineOne patients have reported averages* of

    Average Pain Level Reduction
    Decrease in Medication Reliance
    Improvement in Function and Sleep

    *Each patient’s condition and physiology responds differently to various treatments. These results are not guaranteed.

    Through one or a combination of the following treatments:

    This minimally invasive procedure used to treat chronic back pain, including facet joint pain or sacroiliac joint pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative changes, or from an injury. This procedure can provide lasting relief from patients suffering from chronic pain, letting them resume normal function and enjoyment of life.

    SpineOne’s physicians and physical therapists work together closely to discover the exact source of your pain, as well as what could have caused or worsened it, such as poor posture, imperfect form in sports, or even congenital or chronic conditions that may benefit from treatment.

    Spinal Cord Stimulation directs mild electrical pulses that modify or block nerve activity in a non-medicinal way to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain. Instead of taking a medication that affects the whole body and causes sleepiness, constipation, or other problems unrelated to the pain, spinal cord stimulation delivers pain relief only where it is needed.

    Ready to Learn More about Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Relief?

    SpineOne offers a variety of treatment options for pain management and relief. The treatments we offer are minimally-invasive alternatives to major surgery or an ongoing narcotics regimen. Our treatments are designed to help you reduce your reliance on medication, re-establish a normal range of activity, and resume a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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