What is Medication Management? | South Bay Pain Doctors

What is Medication Management?

Choosing the right medication and approach for your individual needs can be overwhelming and confusing. With so many options out there, it is important to understand which option is going to be the best for your circumstances. South Bay Pain Docs is dedicated to informing its patients with detailed explanations of each medication and how […]

Choosing the right medication and approach for your individual needs can be overwhelming and confusing. With so many options out there, it is important to understand which option is going to be the best for your circumstances. South Bay Pain Docs is dedicated to informing its patients with detailed explanations of each medication and how to take them.

What is Medication Management?
Pain is universal and complex and can take time to fully understand the pain issue before treatment. Each type of pain is treated differently. Medication Management is deciding which medications will help your individual needs and pain level. Medication Management helps with tracking each medication and reduces the number of medications for the patient.

What are the Different Types of Medications?
Nociceptive pain medications treat tissue damage, which occurs in specific areas. Nociceptive pain can be sharp, dull or aching and best respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids are also available for more severe pains.

Neuropathic pain is associated with injuries to the nerves and can feel like burning or shooting sensations and increased sensitivity in the injured nerve area. Neuropathic pain can also be described as severe, sharp, lancinating, lightening-like, stabbing, burning, numbness, tingling and/or weakness. Neuropathic pain responds best to membrane-stabilizing medications such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants.

Why choose the South Bay Pain Docs’ Approach?
South Bay Pain Docs believes the best way to overcome and treat your pain is to understand it. Not only will highly experienced doctors at South Bay Pain Docs discuss your treatment options for your individual circumstance, but also manage your medications and pain more effectively.