PAIN MEDICATIONS: KNOW THE FACTS
- What are the risks of opioid pain medications?
- Safe disposal of prescription medications
- Drug disposal locations
- Dangerous drug interactions
- Alternative pain control medications
When you have chronic pain, it is important to understand the various ways it can be treated. In some situations, when dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate medical treatment. However with opioid abuse becoming an unprecedented national health epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended safe alternatives. Below is Beaumont's commitment to providing our patients with various resources on alleviating their chronic pain in safe and proven ways, including but not limited to Behavioral Medicine, Integrative Medicine, physical and occupational therapies to restore functioning, and a wide variety of daily coping techniques.
Be sure to work with your doctor on a plan that helps safely increase your comfort level, and tell your nurse or doctor when you are having new pain that is different than your chronic pain. Together we can help make a difference in your quality of life, helping you to manage your pain and take steps to a healthier you.
Our centers provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary pain management program which can include interventions to reduce pain severity, medication management, behavioral health visits with a pain psychologist and pain coping support groups.
Contact a location near you to start making a difference in your quality of life.
The Women’s Urology and Pelvic Health Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers care and treatment for women with uro-genital problems and chronic pelvic pain. We have specialists in urology, uro-gynecology, gynecology, colo-rectal surgery, hormone treatment, pelvic floor physical therapy, pain psychology, sex therapy, and Integrative Medicine services. Call 248-898-0898 to make an appointment.
There are several resources designed to help you treat your pain effectively; as pain is not solely a physical phenomenon. Below you will find additional tools including exercises, mindfulness tips, and even diets that will help address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of your pain.