NON-OPIOID MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2017, it is believed that 68% of the 70,000 overdoses that year were from opioids. Opioid use is under scrutiny due to the high rate of addiction and death. At Ospina Medical, we are utilizing advanced methods of functional medicine to offer non-opioid medication management for chronic pain at our clinic in New York City.
Opioids do not heal or address the cause of pain. They only mask the pain and cloud the mind. While opioid use for managing severe pain for short periods of time can be beneficial, these drugs do not offer a long-term solution for chronic pain. Functional medicine physicians focus on identifying the source of pain and creating a treatment plan that can address it. This can include non-opioid medication management to give pain relief, which we use at Ospina Medical. Our medical team partners with patients to find the right combination of treatment for pain relief, improved health and a better quality of life.
"Dr. Maniam is great and you took care of my knee. My knee feeks great and i can walk again. The visit was beautiful and they treat me with respect."- K.D. / Google / May 18, 2021
"On first arrival Dr. Kohler and his staff at Ospina Medicine were warm and welcoming. He was precise in his knowledge and explained all parts of both my pain management due to previous injury, and preventative measures for future treatment. Their New York City based state of the art technology and contemporary office made me feel at ease immediately. As someone with continual back pain, and as someone who wants to avoid opioid treatment, the very nature of Ospina Medical using non-opioid approaches to pain management for me was a big bonus. The results have been brilliant, and I am so pleased to have Dr. Kohler to help me through my pain management process."- M.M. / Google / May 17, 2021
"The nicest people, the best care. I feel so much better already. Would recommend to any and all friends, dancers, athletes, who are having pain."- C.J. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Dr Maniam and his staff are excellent. Renya at the front desk is always friendly and makes me feel comfortable. There’s a real sense that they care about their patients. I’ve had numerous spinal epidural‘s and radio frequency ablations, they’ve been painless and have gotten excellent results. This is the best pain management group that I’ve been to and I’ve been to more than a few... I highly recommend Ospina!"- M.G. / Google / May 14, 2021
"I've had 3 cortisone injections with Ospina and I'm amazed by the care they take when applying the injections. I can't believe how well it works and what good care they take of me. (I had received an injection somewhere else and it was more painful, bruised badly, and didn't last near as long.) I will ONLY go to Ospina now. The staff and doctors are truly WONDERFUL. Don't hesitate!"- P.G. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN WITHOUT OPIOIDS
Reducing or eliminating opioid use can be achieved by utilizing interventional orthopedics and a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Our functional medicine doctors address chronic pain by treating the patient, not only the discomfort. This approach identifies the source of pain and provides treatment and medication to improve the overall wellness of each patient. This may include injection therapies, interventional orthopedics, IV therapy and many other non-opioid medication management options to relieve chronic pain.
Are you suffering from chronic pain and want alternatives to using opioids? Reduce your risk of addiction and opioid overdose by contacting our functional medicine doctors at Ospina Medical. We offer non-opioid pain relief and treatment at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with a functional medicine physician.
What Are the Benefits of Non-Opioid Medication Management?
Opioids are addictive drugs that have wrecked countless lives and families. Additionally, they only treat pain in the short term and don’t address the reason for the pain. At Ospina Medical, we offer non-opioid medication management to individuals in Manhattan, NY and the surrounding area to treat pain at the source. Benefits of non-opioid medication management include:
- A focus on long-term pain relief
- Several treatments are available, including medical marijuana
- Many conditions can be treated, including chronic ailments
- Personalized pain management strategies
Non-Opioid Medication Management FAQ
What are some non-opioid medications and therapies help to reduce pain?
There are many non-opioid medications and therapies that can effectively reduce pain without the negative side effects associated with opioids. Some examples include:
- Topical agents like lidocaine and capsaicin can be applied to the skin or injected into treatment areas to block pain signals
- Non-opioid medications such as gabapentin for nerve pain
- Rehabilitation and exercise therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- IV therapy
- Interventional orthopedics
- Injection therapy
How does IV therapy for pain work?
IV infusion therapy involves the use of an IV drip that slowly infuses a medication or nutritional supplement into a peripheral vein to reduce pain and inflammation. These can include lidocaine, ketamine, clonidine, magnesium, calcium, Toradol, Vitamin B and C complexes, ondansetron, and others. The most common conditions IV therapy is used for are:
- Neuropathic pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chronic pain
- CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Post-surgical pain
- Post-stroke pain
- Cancer-related pain
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