The 3 Principles Behind the CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
March 19, 2018
Around one out of every three people in the United States suffer from chronic pain every year, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Chronic pain can affect sleep, mood, depression, concentration, energy, and so much more. It’s a serious condition that the Pain Treatment Centers of America strives to manage and treat for our patients.
Pain Treatment Centers of America (PTCOA) is unique in that we work with patients through truly comprehensive services. We provide two types of pain management: 1) medical management and 2) interventional pain procedures.
CDC Guidelines on Medical Management
PTCOA understands the benefits of medication as a treatment option for some patients, but we also know the long-term value of our interventional pain procedures.
Our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our patients. When it comes to our medical management, PTCOA strictly follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Below are three principles we follow to provide our patients exceptional care, as prescribed by the CDC:
1. For those people with chronic pain who are not treated for active cancer, palliative, or end-of-life care, nonopioid therapies—interventional pain procedures—are preferred.
2. To reduce the risk of dependency and overdose, we prescribe the lowest possible effective dosage of opioids to our patients.
3. We work with our patients and monitor them closely if we have prescribed opioids.
We encourage you to read the full list of guidelines on CDC.gov.
Looking to Interventional Pain Procedures
Pain Treatment Centers of America wants to provide all our patients with comprehensive services that help them regain energy, reduce pain as much as possible, and get them back to a life of happiness, family, and joy.
To that end, our interventional pain procedures offer cutting-edge technology as well as proven procedures our patients have experienced with great success.
We encourage you to review our list of interventional pain procedures available and contact us today to learn more.