We will often prescribe medications in combination with other therapies as a multi-modal approach to pain management. If it is determined by the patient-physician team that a medication will be used, the risks, benefits, and alternatives of that medication will be discussed with the patient by the care team on the day of the visit.
This is achieved through safe and effective comprehensive treatment plans that reduce risks and maximize benefits. We go to great lengths to protect our patients from the significant risks that are associated with opioid therapy, which are also known as narcotic medications. We stringently follow DEA recommendations regarding prescribing opioid medications. Further, we only prescribe opioid medications if we determine that a patient’s pathology warrants their use; the patient satisfies specific criteria; and the patient has failed other, lower risk treatment options.