Treatments for Chronic Pain Syndromes
Treatments for Chronic Pain Syndromes:
Chronic Pain Syndromes treatment:
Today chronic pain can be managed very successfully with a variety of treatments. The treatments are as varied as the causes of chronic pain, and the most successful treatment plans usually use a multipronged approach. After a complete evaluation, your health care professional will work with you to develop treatment goals and a treatment plan that will be most effective for your specific condition, type of pain, and lifestyle. Common treatments include medications and alternative therapies to address and control pain. Treatment should also address the specific cause of your pain.
For example, treatment for chronic pain due to deterioration of the cartilage of a joint and arthritis may include surgery to help correct the problem, physical therapy, and medications that help to grow new cartilage, such as chondroitin and glucosamine, as well as pain medications.
Medications commonly used for treatment include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) and celecoxib (Celebrex). Narcotics, such fentanyl are also used. All medications have potentially serious side effects, so it is important that you do not start a medication regime before consulting a health care professional who will evaluate your individual case and needs. Even over-the-counter NSAIDs and other pain relieving medications, such as aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol) can have serious, even life threatening side effects, especially when they are not taken as recommended or if taken frequently. Placebos, inert medications that do not contain any pain relieving ingredients, may also be used by some healthcare providers. Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline (Elavil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and duloxetine (Cymbalta), may also be used to treat both chronic pain and depression, which often occur together. Antidepressants may help reduce the need for pain medications.
Sometimes surgical procedures may be used to relieve chronic pain. For example, surgery may be performed but as a palliative treatment to remove a cancerous mass which is causing pain in a patient with terminal cancer. Palliative treatments are aimed at improving pain and increasing function, not providing a cure. Chemotherapy may be also used for the same purpose.
There are many other treatments that are often known as alternative therapies for chronic pain. These can include electroacupuncture, in which tiny electrified needles are inserted under the skin at specific points to stimulate nerves. This may activate the body's production of endorphins, a natural pain killer. Traditional acupuncture, without electrical stimulation, is also effective for some people. Relaxation therapies, such as music therapy an aroma therapy are other example of alternative therapies.
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Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Chronic Pain Syndromes:
Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Chronic Pain Syndromes include:
- Haloperidol - used as part of a combination treatment
- Alti-Haloperidol - used as part of a combination treatment
- Apo-Haloperidol - used as part of a combination treatment
- Haldol - used as part of a combination treatment
- Haldol LA - used as part of a combination treatment
- Halperon - used as part of a combination treatment
- Novo-Peridol - used as part of a combination treatment
- Peridol - used as part of a combination treatment
- PMS Haloperidol - used as part of a combination treatment
- PMS Imipramine
- Dilantin Infatabs
- Dilantin w/Phenobarbital
- Ekko JR
- Ekko SR
- Ekko Three
- Liquid Pred
- Prednisone Intensol
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