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.

Muscle relaxants :

Muscle spasm is a common sign of underlying joint or spinal degeneration and can cause severe pain, discomfort, stiffness and lack of mobility. Muscle relaxants are very useful in managing these spasms on an as needed basis. Most of the muscle relaxants act centrally and cause drowsiness, decrease in blood pressure, etc. Long term continuous use of this class of medications has not been found by research to be useful in treating chronic conditions leading to pain. However widespread use of these agents is common while treating severe painful disorders.