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Complete surgical pain management

While opioids are often necessary to treat surgical pain, some patients end up feeling “stuck” on high-dose opioids. A complete pain management plan before, during, & after surgeries can minimize the need of opioids. Most patients need opioids only up to 4 weeks, rarely up to 12 weeks. Get large printed posters on Etsy for…

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Spinal column stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain

Spinal column stimulation (SCS) is an effective non-drug treatment for chronic pain. Risks A psychological evaluation is required and not every patient is a candidate for SCS therapy. The stage 2 SCS implantation procedure is a minor surgery that does not require hospitalization. Patients will need a responsible adult and dependable transport home. Potential complication…

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Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for chronic pain and post-surgical pain

“Peripheral nerve stimulation” (PNS) is a novel, effective, convenient, & minimally invasive non-drug treatment for chronic neuropathic pain & post-surgical pain. Benefits For single-nerve neuropathic pain, PNS lets the patient perform nerve treatments at home, for hours at a time, several times a day, while going about their usual activities. Many patients find over time…

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Lidocaine infusion

Lidocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic in medicine & dentistry. When infused directly into the blood, it can temporarily reduce all painsignals in the body. Pain physicians leverage this effect to reset chronic pain circuit. Benefits Lidocaine binds to voltage-gated sodium channels in the brain & nerves. By profoundly reducing pain signal, lidocaine infusion…

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Botox for migraine headaches

Botox injections once every 3 months can help reduce migraine sufferers by reducing headache frequency & severity. The Protocol Botox is injected in small doses to at least 31 spots around the head & neck. Benefits Botox takes effect 1–2 weeks after injection, and lasts for 10–12 weeks. By profoundly reducing tone & tension in…

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Topical compounded pain medications

Many patients have chronic pain in their muscles, joints, or skin. For these patients, topical pain medication can be an effective alternative to oral medications. Oral Pain Medications Oral medications must first pass through all organs including the stomach, liver, brain, heart, & kidneys. In the end, only a small amount of the medication makes…

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