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Non-Opioid Pain Medications

Non-opioid pain medications play a pivotal role in our comprehensive approach to pain management at RTM Physiatry & Psychiatry PLLC. Our pain management clinic offers the best non-opioid medication treatment in Jamaica, Queens. This is an effective pain management technique with almost no side effects. You can use this treatment method for both acute and chronic pain management. Our physiatrist Thresiamma Mathew has more than 20 years of experience in pain management. 

We work closely with our patients to determine the most appropriate non-opioid medication for their specific needs, ensuring that the treatment plan is tailored to their unique circumstances. We provide you with the best care. We are here to help you reclaim your quality of life. Get appointment now!

What are Non-Opioid Pain Medications?

Non-opioid medications are used to relieve pain. This type of medicine does not contain opioids. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly administered to our patients for the treatment and management of various pains. These medicines are safe for long term use without the potential for dependency and severe side effects. 

Benefits of Non-Opioid Pain Medications 

Reduced Risk of Addiction 

Non-opioid pain medications have a lower risk of causing dependency and addiction. Opioids are effective for pain relief. Their impact on brain chemistry makes them potential for misuse and addiction. However non-opioid medications use different pathways to alleviate pain. For this reason, they don’t have effects that can make you addicted. You can use this safe method for long-term treatment.

Fewer Side Effects 

These medications don’t have severe side effects. Opioids cause serious side effects like drowsiness, constipation, nausea and breathing problems. However non-opioid medications have few side effects compared to opioids. Such as problems related to your digestive health. These effects are easily manageable and less severe.

Effective Pain Control 

Non-opioid medications are highly effective for various types of pain. They provide you with relief without the high risk of misuse. You can use them to manage chronic pain conditions. They are also effective for elevating short term pain from injuries, surgeries or nerve damage. 

Improved Functionality

Non-opioid medications do not produce sedative effects. You can maintain your cognitive and physical functions properly. You can experience cognitive function impairment when using opioids for pain. Such as drowsiness, confusion or decrease in alertness. However, you will not have any of these effects when you use non-opioids for pain management. You can stay active and do your daily work without any problems. 

Conditions Treated with Non-Opioid Pain Medications

We offer non-opioid pain medications for a variety of conditions including:

  • Chronic pain conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Short term pain from injuries or surgeries
  • Neuropathic pain conditions
  • Musculoskeletal pain including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, hip pain, ankle/foot pain, wrist/hand pain
  • Pain from sports injuries
  • Pain from conditions like tendinitis and bursitis

Things to Expect During Treatment

Evaluation by Your Physician (Physiatrist)

We begin your treatment with a thorough evaluation of your physical condition. Our physiatrist will review your medical history, current symptoms and previous treatments during our initial checkup. We do this comprehensive assessment to identify the underlying reason for your pain. 

Personalized Treatment Plan

We develop personalized treatment plans based on our evaluation. Our physician determines the most suitable non-opioid medication for your condition. We may prescribe you combination of medicines to ease your discomfort. We may also suggest you physical therapy and lifestyle modifications to improve your overall well being.

Post Procedure Care

Our treatment does not end with just prescribing you medications. We provide you post procedure care for ensuring the effectiveness of your treatment plan. Our physician will give you detailed instructions on how to take your medications. We will also inform you of the realistic expected result and any potential side effects. 

Patient Education

We believe our treatment will help you achieve the best outcomes if you understand your treatment properly. For this reason we give you an explanation of your condition. We also educate you on our treatment plan and the reasoning behind our recommended interventions. Our physician will explain to you how non-opioid pain medications work to ease your discomfort. You will also learn the value of being consistent in your treatment plan. You can discuss your concerns or ask questions to clear up any confusion.

Follow Up

We assign you regular followup appointments to track your progress. We evaluate your current condition to ensure the effectiveness of our treatment plan. We assess your response to the medications and identify the side effects, if any. We make adjustments such as replacing medications or changing your dosages if we find it necessary. We believe our ongoing support will help you achieve long term pain relief.

Schedule Your Appointment

Do you or your loved ones need non-opiod medication treatment for pain relief? Our pain management center is here to provide you with the best and safest care. We have experienced physiatrists with many years of experience at RTM Physiatry & Psychiatry PLLC. We will provide you with medications after thoroughly assessing your overall health needs. We are open Tuesday To Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. We offer both online and walk in appointments for your convenience. We accept all major insurance as well. Book your appointment today.