When it comes to managing chronic pain, our pain doctors at Tri-State Pain Institute sometimes use medications as part of your treatment plan. Rest assured that we take a conservative approach to pain treatment. In turn, our pain physicians are highly committed to preventing problems with addicting medications.

Although there are many types of medications, what our pain management specialists may prescribe depends on you—your pain level, treatment goals and overall health. A number of our patients find that simple, over-the-counter medications provide adequate relief when used in conjunction with therapeutic injections, physical therapy or other treatment options. We work with you to develop the best comprehensive approach.

Remember that some medications can have serious side effects if they are not taken as directed. For this reason, it is important to tell your pain physician about everything you are taking for pain, including any herbal remedies or supplements that may create possible drug interactions or side effects.