PAIN MEDICATIONS: KNOW THE FACTS
- 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.
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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.
Integrative Medicine modalities directly affect the body’s physiological healing process while assisting the mind-body-spirit connection to enhance the healing process. The following is an assortment of Integrative Medicine treatments Beaumont offers to help promote pain relief, create optimal conditions for health, and encourage vitality while facilitating a sense of well-being.
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.
A selection of education, research, information, tips and light practices designed to help you understand and manage your pain.
Below is an assortment of practices and exercises designed to help you manage stress, depression, or practice mindfulness in a portable and hands-on way. Search for these in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
A promising pain management treatment plan used for spine surgery lessened patients’ pain and reduced opioid use by 35%, according to a study by Corewell Health East, the new name for Beaumont Health, and has led to a statewide recommendation to establish the same treatment plan for all spine surgery patients.
Beaumont and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging people to drop off unused or expired prescribed medications at one of six hospital locations Friday, Oct. 25.
Beaumont and law enforcement agencies are encouraging people to drop off unused or expired prescribed medications.