Getting the right information about pain medication is important. We can help.
What Is Medication Management?
Pain medications, including both opioids and non-opioids, can provide significant relief from severe, acute pain. The medications that work best for your condition, however, can change significantly over time. Without regular monitoring and medication management, you can actually develop increased pain sensitivity, which in turn, makes it harder to alleviate pain. Patients feel tempted to take stronger medications at higher dosages, placing themselves at potential risk.
The medication combination you took in the early stages of your treatment may not be right for your current treatment plan. At the Heilman Center, our pain specialists help patients with ongoing medication by reducing dosages and eliminating dependency on dangerous opioid medications.
How We Can Help
Our medication management services are delivered by highly experience pain specialists who can help you:
- Find the root cause of your pain, fixing pain at its source.
- Taper off medications to a safer dosage or even eliminate them altogether.
- Reduce your reliance on opioids by transitioning you to non-opioid medications.
- Get logistical and emotional support as you transition from your current medication regimen.
Every Patient Is Unique
Every patient responds to medications differently. If your medication seems to have become less effective, it’s important to seek treatment for the source of your pain rather than just asking your doctor for a new or stronger prescription.
At the Heilman Center, our assessment begins with an analysis of your current medication use and intake as well as how your body currently processes pain signals. Then, we work to find the safest treatment that can effectively relieve pain.
For Dependency Issues
Not all opioids are unsafe for every patient. When used in the appropriate dosage, for a limited time and monitored continuously by a doctor, opioids can be important resources for alleviating pain symptoms. Some patients who’ve taken opioid medication long term, however, find themselves needing higher dosages to achieve the same results. They develop a condition called opioid-induced hyperalgesia, which is a greater sensitivity to pain caused by long-term opioid use.
Sometimes, patients find themselves dependent on opioid medications long after their prescriptions are expired. Some patients seek prescription medication illegally, or they experiment with illegal opioids like heroin.
Don’t put yourself at risk of injury or death from opioid overdose. If you need more and more opioid medication to keep pain under control, or if you’ve become dependent on opioid medications, the Heilman Center can help.
With a combination of medication therapy management, psychological treatment, and collaboration with your current doctors, we can offer safe, confidential assistance to help end your dependence on opioids. Even more importantly, we can help find the root cause of your pain and treat it at the source, reducing or even eliminating your need for medication.
Don’t let embarrassment or fear keep you from seeking help for medication dependency. Let the Heilman Center provide support and confidential assistance.
Call 888-683-0716 to Learn More or Schedule Your Appointment
The Heilman Center is staffed with highly experienced pain specialists with many years of experience treating pain and can recognize when medication therapy is not the most effective treatment. Our doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and support staff are committed to ongoing learning and compassionate care.
Latest Diagnostic and Treatment Technologies
From the latest imaging technologies to cutting-edge treatment offerings, ranging from medication tapering to interventional treatments to surgery, our pain center offers the latest proven diagnostic and treatment options for each patient.
Highest Standard of Care
The Heilman Center delivers care in a hospital setting. With the full resources of a hospital, including access to hospital tools and collaborating physicians, we deliver holistic treatment for pain that meets the highest standard of care.
Contact Us Today
Pain treatment from the Heilman Center can help you retake control of your life. Find real solutions for chronic and severe pain. Call 888-683-0716 today to schedule a consultation with a pain specialist.
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Topical cooling spray
Opiate pain relievers
When used daily and over a long period of time, your body can build up a tolerance to some medications, causing them to lose effectiveness. In other cases, too much pain medication can actually start to work against you, making your body more sensitive to pain. Long-term use of opiate pain relievers can lead to a physical dependence. These issues highlight the need to have your medication reviewed by a highly experienced pain specialist. If you have concerns about pain medication you are currently taking, our team can help you move off your medication through private in-patient care.
Medication sensitivity testing is a service offered by the Heilman Center in Michigan. This simple test measures how well your body handles certain medications. The results of this test assist your physician in understanding how medications and dosages are affecting your pain and overall health.