Advanced pain management aims to ease the suffering and improve the quality of life of those that have chronic pain. Advanced pain management treatment includes pharmaceuticals, physical therapy, the application of ice or heat, exercise, interventional procedures and psychological measures such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Individuals with chronic pain conditions may choose to self medicate with substances such as alcohol, illegal drugs, or marijuana, which is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States.
Excessive alcohol usage can lead to alcoholism. Some pain management centers offer alcohol treatment programs to help. This will lead to a healthy treatment and management of pain. One treatment for alcohol dependence is naltrexone. Naltrexone was approved for alcohol dependence treatment in 1994.
An estimated 22.5 million Americans over the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs or have used an illegal drug. Other common illicit drugs include cocaine and methamphetamine. Fortunately, both of those have been declining in usage since 2006. Self medication with illicit drugs can lead to addiction.
Addiction treatment of any substance, illicit or prescription, requires to detoxification. Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances and interventions to manage acute intoxication and withdrawal. After extended substance use and abuse detoxification, or detox, is required for the body to return to homeostasis. Withdrawal is the period occurs when a substance is abruptly discontinued. This is an unsafe detox method. Supervised detox, such as at an alcohol addiction detox center, rehab detox centers, alcohol detox centers, or rapid detox centers, potentially prevents complications due to unsafe detoxification.
Advanced pain management should be taken seriously.