Medication forms the starting point for any pain treatment regime.Milder forms of pain may be relieved by over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, and reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation). Topical pain relievers are also available, such as creams, lotions, or sprays that are applied to the skin in order to relieve pain and inflammation from sore muscles and arthritis.
If over-the-counter drugs do not provide relief, pain physicians may prescribe stronger medications, such as muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety drugs (such as diazepam), antidepressants (like Cymbalta for musculoskeletal pain), prescription NSAIDs such as Celebrex, or a short course of stronger painkillers (such as codeine, Fentanyl, Percocet, or Vicodin).
We advice you the correct drug therapy route to take to get the most effective relief from your pain conditions. All our centres have well-equipped pharmacies where all major over-the-counter and prescription pain medicines are available for patients.
Lifestyle Modification Counseling
An important component of ensuring sustainable pain treatment is to ensure that the psychological, nutritional, dietary and lifestyle aspects of pain are addressed as well. Our pain experts provide you with effective counseling to address these softer aspects of pain and ensure a holistic treatment for your pain. Right from exercises, to diet plans, to coping with stress and anger, our pain physicians will provide you advice to ensure that the correct root cause of your pain is identified and dealt with.