5 Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management
Pain management, especially chronic pain, is often a misunderstood treatment process in the US. For too long, the solution for pain was narcotics, opioids or other pain medications. While these drugs are effective in numbing or masking pain, they do not address the health and wellness of the patient, or help manage the pain long-term. Opioids are addictive and dangerous, killing thousands of people each year in the US. A better option for pain management is a multidisciplinary approach, which we use at Medici Spine & Pain. Here are 5 benefits of utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to pain management.
Customized to Fit the Individual
Every patient is unique, and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to pain management or any type of medical care. Your body, lifestyle, medical history and source of pain are different than anyone else’s. Multidisciplinary pain management allows us to tailor your treatments to your specific needs.
Less Dependence on Pharmaceuticals
Pain medications have their place in recovery, but they have shown to be dangerous and ineffective for long-term chronic pain management. Utilizing a wide variety of treatment modalities aimed at treating the source of pain, or interrupting the pain cycle, is more effective and can reduce the dependence on pain pharmaceuticals for relief.
Geared to Overall Wellness
Masking the pain with medication does not stop the pain, and it certainly does not improve your health or wellness. Multidisciplinary pain management treats the patient, not just the pain. Our doctors and medical professionals work together to help improve your overall health while managing your pain.
Tools for Physical and Mental Pain Management
Pain does not only affect you physically. Acute and chronic pain can impact the way you move, think and respond, physically, mentally and emotionally. Multidisciplinary pain management gives you the tools to help control your pain through exercise, relaxation techniques and treatments that you can use long-term.
Improving Your Quality of Life
Living in a fog when you are on pain medications is not a quality life, nor is living with chronic pain. Finding effective options that will stop or control your pain often requires a combination of treatments customized for your needs. A multidisciplinary approach to pain management is designed to help you achieve your goals and live the best life possible.
Do not settle for cookie-cutter pain management that is not personalized for your needs. Come visit us at Medici Spine & Pain for cutting-edge treatments using a multidisciplinary approach for overall wellness and a better quality of life.
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