Reasonable goals for traditional pain management are to reduce discomfort by 50 percent or more without impairing function, and, wherever possible, to improving function. Long-term opioid treatment for this purpose can be quite appropriate for certain people, in certain situations.
To see if opioids are working for you, consider the following questions:
If you answered yes to these questions then you are undergoing successful opioid treatment and there is no need for intervention.
However, for many people with chronic pain, traditional pain management approaches that include prescribed use of prescription pain medication have not worked, and often cause new conditions such as Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia, as their pain continues. Many individuals develop an addiction to and/or dependency on prescription-pain medications and are seeking additional options.
LVRC's pain recovery program provides an alternative solution to the suffering caused by chronic pain. Our program goals include, but are not limited to: