Medication management is a common method of pain treatment. Medications can help patients in pain lead a more active life. Medications work best when combined with other pain management methods, such as exercise, relaxation, tobacco cessation and weight loss (if needed). All APM providers are trained in medication management. Each patient may respond differently to medications. Medications are chosen based on their prospective benefit, cost, potential for side effects and the patient’s other medical conditions.
Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.