No. Don’t wait until pain becomes severe to take pain medication. Pain is easier to control when it is mild. You should take your pain medication regularly, just as prescribed. Sometimes this means taking medicine on a regular schedule.
Not necessarily, if you take your medication exactly as prescribed. A persons likelihood of becoming addicted depends on his or her addiction history. Addiction is less likely if you have never had an addictive disorder. Ask your doctor about any concerns you may have.
This situation occurs when you have developed tolerance to a drug. Tolerance is a normal physiological response to narcotics and occurs when the initial dose of a substance loses its effectiveness over time. Changing the dose or the medication often solves the problem. Just because you have become tolerant to a drug does not mean that you are addicted to that drug.
Many new patients want to learn more and visualize the treatments and procedures that are performed at Southeast Spine and Rehabilitation. The link below to the Patient Education Library offers audio and video animations to help you better understand some of the treatments and procedures.
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At Southeast Spine and Rehabilitation, we like our patients to be informed about the latest treatments, techniques, and resources available regarding acute and chronic pain. Please take a moment to explore the following links to learn more, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-71-RESTORE. We’ll be more than happy to help you in any way that we can.
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