Both prescription and nonprescription medications are often used alone or in conjunction with other treatments to control chronic pain. Some medications are effective immediately while others may take weeks to reduce pain.
Medication can be an effective part of long-term treatment for chronic pain; however, your medication strategy should be managed by a highly experienced pain management professional. Doctor Wilson is Board Certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
List of commonly used medications for treating chronic pain:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Topical cooling gels
Opiate pain relievers
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