Pain Management: A Six Part Approach

 

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Muscle Relaxation
Cyclobenzaprine
Valium
Zanaflex (Tizanidine)
Natural Relaxers (Passiflora, Valerian, Chamomile, Licorice, Lobelia Extract, Calcium/ Magnesium)
Vistaril or Hydroxyzine

Anti-Inflammatories
NAISD
Omega-3
Aspirin
Naprosyn
Naproxen/Aleve
Ibuprophren/Advil
Acetaminophen/Tylenol
Glucosamine – Chondroitin
Bioflavonoids
Systemic Enzyme
Devil’s Claw

Pain System Medications
Morphine
Methadone
Vicodin
Oxycodone
Hydrocodone
OxyContin
Kadian
MS Contin
Lyrica
Neurontin
Amitriptyline
Ultram
Transdermal Pain Patches
Natural Pain Killers (Kava Root, White Willow, Horsetail, Valerian, Cayenne Pepper)
Prescribed Medical THC

Manipulation & Physical Therapies
Craniosacral Massage
Massage
Chiropractics
Acupressure
Acupuncture
Stretching
Yoga
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapies
Aquatic Therapy
Traction
Hot Tub/Spa
Ultrasound
TENS Unit
Moist Heat & Ice Packs

Psychological/Emotional
Psychotherapy & Counseling
Pacing Activities
Sleep & Sleep Treatment
Know Your Limitations
Biofeedback/Neurofeedback
Nutritional Balance
Spirituality
Psychopharmacology
Support Groups

Meditation & Distraction
Hypnosis
Self-hypnosis
Transcendental Meditation
Breathing Exercises (i.e., Hatha Yoga)
Relaxation Techniques
Stress Management
Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Enjoyable Activities (distraction)
Spiritual Exercises & Practices

Copyright © Rory F. Richardson, Ph.D., FICPPM, 2009
(Permission to reproduce for clinical work with patients)

PAIN 6 components

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