NON-OPIOID MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2017, it is believed that 68% of the 70,000 overdoes 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.
In an effort to offer alternatives to opioids for pain relief, our team at Ospina Medical provides many other effective, interventional pain management treatments. One option available for some of our patients is medical marijuana. For certain chronic pain conditions, medical marijuana can be prescribed to reduce inflammation and pain at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
There are compounds within medical marijuana that can help with chronic pain conditions. Marijuana has cannabinoids that minimize inflammation, nerve pain, anxiety and nausea. Synthetic compounds have been created to mimic the effects of different cannabinoids due to their effectiveness in treating certain symptoms experienced by those suffering from chronic pain. Medical marijuana offers the natural combination of these substances, offering relief for patients with certain types of chronic or severe pain. In New York, medical marijuana is available at dispensaries in liquids, oils, sprays and pills for those who have a prescription from a registered physician.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA
In New York City, medical marijuana must be prescribed by a physician who is registered and approved by the New York State Health Department. Our physicians can prescribe this medication for approved conditions to control pain and other symptoms. Some of the conditions that may qualify for medical marijuana treatment include:
- Neuropathy (diabetic)
- Crohn’s disease
- Other chronic pain conditions
If you have been living with chronic pain, anxiety or nausea, medical marijuana could offer a safer alternative to opioids for symptom and pain relief. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical offer a wide variety of effective pain management treatments at our clinic in New York City, including medical marijuana. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss treatment for your chronic pain condition. Medical marijuana may be recommended as part of your pain treatment plan by our experienced physicians.