Opioids medications are power pain relievers, but may come with serious complications. For this reason, a wide range of non-opioid medications are available to help relieve acute and chronic pain. This approach is known as multi-modal pain control. Multi-modal pain control eases your pain with a combination of medicines. The goal is to reduce the use of narcotics and their unpleasant side effects. Your physician after a comprehensive review will determine which medications may be most successful in giving you the best outcome.
If you are interested in multi-modal non-opioid adjuvant therapy, please please review the video and frequently asked questions below. Although the video below is specific to multi-modal pain relief for surgery the principles are similar to outpatient chronic pain management with a multi-modal approach. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.