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Spine & Pain Management in Anderson, Easley, Greenville, Upstate SC

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Spine & Pain Management in Anderson, Easley, Greenville, Upstate SC

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Commonly used Opioids

In the most extreme pain cases, we prescribe you an opioid, but you'll need to be under your doctor's careful supervision when taking this medication. These medications are very addictive, just like street drugs. Misuse of these medications has turned innocent patients into addicts. Overdose of these medications had led to death, not kidding...just watch this educational documentary: Oxycontin Express.

 

ALL PATIENTS IN OUR PRACTICE ARE REQUESTED TO WATCH THIS YOUTUBE CLIP.  

Things mentioned here are applicable to all opioids not just for oxycodone. There is no risk free opioid.

 

Opioids—also called narcotics—are potent painkillers. They provide immediate relief to intense pain by changing your brain's perception of the pain message. However, opioids are typically prescribed only if other medication options aren't successful. Opioids were invented for terminally ill cancer patients, not for people who are going to live long.Unfortunately, opioids have become a quick way to control pain in modern world, and heavily promoted by pharmaceutical industry.

 

Our policy is to use opioids in a very controlled manner. These are rescue medications, they are not for round the clock pain control. Opioids alone will never control pain, therefore our patients are also prescribed with medications, therapy and injections that can help pain control.  We also have a maximum limit of opioids given to a patient. Unlike others, we do not believe in supporting ever increasing escalation of opioids. If you are already dependent on high doses of opioids, please visit a drug rehab center. We have no place for you.  If you are already introduced to high doses of opioids by a physician,  stay with him or her. We do not continue high doses of opioids introduced and maintained by another physician. We usually do not prescribe opioids on the first visit, so have your physician maintain your opioids until we decide to take over. Initial consultation does not mean we agree on your opioid needs!

 

Please visit these sites to understand all about opioids, including indication, side effects and complications. (in development)