At Acute Family Medicine Clinic we are
committed to evaluating and treating pain at every visit. There are a
multitude of options for treating acute pain including oral medications,
intramuscular injections, intravenous medications, suppositories, nerve
blocks, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, relaxation
techniques, hypnosis, exercise, use of heat and or cold, massage, pressure
and vibration, repositioning, immobilization, that we can prescribe or
refer patients for. We offer conservative narcotic-free treatment of
chronic pain that is associated with some medical conditions.
The treatment of chronic pain with opioids has
been associated with hundreds of overdose deaths, abuse, filtering of
narcotics into our schools and society, and loss and suspension of
physician licenses. Our clinic is not set-up for the management of chronic
pain with narcotics or opioids. In addition, no narcotics will be
maintained on the clinic premises. In accordance with recommendations by
Federation of State Medical Boards, we will direct those patients
in need of the use of controlled substances to pain specialists and
experts for further evaluation, treatment, and monitoring.
See also: Narcotics Policy.