Therapies can include a variety of medicinal, physical, occupational, and even psychosocial treatments.

Incorporating this into pharmacotherapy, healthcare providers utilize multiple analgesic drugs, each with different modes of action, simultaneously to create a safer pain management treatment plan.

THE BENEFITS

The Multimodal Approach Has Been Proven in Clinical Studies to:

  • Lower pain scale scores
  • Decrease opioid use
  • Result in fewer opioid-related adverse effects
  • Decrease length of post-surgery hospital stays

KNOW THE FACTS

Why the Multimodal Approach is Recommended

VARIETY OF TREATMENTS

Why Choose a Multimodal Regimen for Treating Pain?

The core idea is to include a variety of different treatments that work synergistically, allowing physicians to decrease individual analgesic doses, which in turn decreases adverse effects.

It is important to note that multimodal strategies do not advocate abandoning the use of opioid analgesics altogether. Instead, they promote the use of a diverse range of pain management treatments rather than relying on an opioid-centric model. Depending on the type and cause of pain, a multimodal strategy for pain management can incorporate a combination of opioids, NSAIDs, skeletal muscle relaxants, acetaminophen, local anesthetics, etc.

Multimodal therapy has been gaining popularity over the past several decades, even for conditions unrelated to pain. Some examples include:

COLD/COUGH MEDICATIONS:

  • NyQuil™
    • Acetaminophen - anti-fever / pain reliever
    • Dextromethorphan - anti-cough
    • Doxylamine - antihistamine

Headache Management

  • Excedrin Migraine®
    • Aspirin – NSAID pain reliever
    • Acetaminophen – anti-fever / pain reliever
    • Caffeine – pain reliever aid

Antibiotics

  • Neosporin® Ointment
    • Neomycin sulfate - antibiotic
    • Polymyxin B sulfate - antibiotic
    • Bacitracin zinc - antibiotic

TREAT THE SOURCE

Are You Tired of Living With Pain?

Answer a few basic questions to help determine the type of pain you are suffering from. Based on your results, you will have the option to connect with a physician who can help determine a treatment plan.

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