Pain Medication Management

Frequently asked questions about Pain Medication Management

There are many different types of pain medication. Pain medications that act on muscles are anti-inflammatory and corticosteroids. Acetaminophen is used to increase the body’s ability to handle pain. Opioids actually change the way the brain views pain. It actually works in the brain to tell us there is no pain. Muscle relaxants are another type of medication that acts on muscles that are in spasms. Anti-anxiety medication will reduce anxiety, help patients cope with pain, and also relax the muscles. Medications that stop pain transmission through the spinal cord are called anti-depressants. The medications that can stabilize nerve cells are called anti-convulsions. Each type of medication serves a different type of pain.

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