Medication Management

Medication Management 

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.

Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID):

Examples of these drugs include, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac sodium, celecoxib, etc. NSAIDs are normally used for treating acute inflammation, arthritis, acute exacerbations of chronic pain, headache and so on. Typically we reserve the use of NSAIDs for short courses of treatment to manage acute exacerbations as chronic continuous use may lead to peptic ulcers, kidney damage and even cardiovascular complications.