Medication Management

Medication Management For Chronic Pain 

Chronic pain is typically managed using multiple modalities. At Nashville Pain Center, one of the modalities used is medication management. A wide range of medication classes are available for use in pain management. A short description of each type is given below.

Anticonvulsants :

Anticonvulsants are extremely effective in the management of neuropathic pain. Pain arising from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, irritation of spinal nerves or damage to peripheral nerves can be managed using this class of drugs. Gabapentin and pregabalin are the most commonly used anticonvulsants in the management of chronic pain. Topiramate and carbamazepine are used in cases of chronic migraine headaches and trigeminal neuralgia respectively. Common side effects from these drugs include drowsiness, lack of appetite, swelling of the feet, weight gain and others.