At Padda Institute, our pain management specialists & pain specialist doctors provide you the guidance and treatments tailored to your needs. We are best at what we do; we diagnose and evaluate to determine your best treatment plan, so that you can experience chronic pain relief like never before.
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This situation arises when you have a drug tolerance. This physiological reaction takes place when a substance’s initial dose slowly loses its effectiveness. It is usually resolved by adjusting the dosage or the drug or by reducing the pain generators. One does not necessarily get addicted to a drug by developing tolerance to it.
Our entire program is designed to reduce the underlying metabolic inflammation which results in the pain itself, and thereby reduces the need for pain medications. Most of our patients are able to reduce their medications and actually have less overall pain and improved function.
Do not delay taking pain medicine until it becomes severe. Moderate pain is more easily managed than severe pain.
However, if you take pain medication and you have mild or no symptoms you will develop a significant increased tolerance to the medication. You will retrain your nerves to become more dependent on the prescribed medications rather than the endorphins your own body produces.
The first step in reducing or eliminating pain is to locate a pain management physician who can understand your discomfort. While doing your research, keep an open mind about the reality of pain management treatments. Your pain management doctor’s expertise will assist in outlining a course of treatment.
One of the critical elements in finding the right pain management doctor is their attention to all of the factors that may be affecting your health, which includes an understanding of factors causing metabolic inflammation such as diet, activity, sleep, work, rest, environmental exposures, and genetic history to name just a few.
The intake history should be extensive because no two patients are identical and therefore no two patients’ will have the exact same treatment. Keep in mind that at least 40-50% of treating pain involves patient lifestyle coaching, it’s not just about taking a pill or getting an injection.