ModeratorAugust 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm
Use of Opiates for long term chronic pain
Thanks so much for this!
I am a big advocate of non-opiate pain medication. For hernias, this pain is mostly inflammatory, so I recommend and prescribe mostly anti-inflammatory medications. In fact, most of my patients are started on this regimen prior to surgery, to help reduce the inflammation from surgery.
I recommend the following anti-inflammatory regimens:
– Arnica 12C
– Alpha Lipoic Acid
– Super B complex
Except for the Naproxen, almost everyone can take these medications with little to no side effects. And they work!