If you're taking opiates for pain management, your body is likely already dependent on them and quitting them will require a medical detox.
DETOX FROM PAIN MANAGEMENT TREATMENT
Brianna was a 40 year old who had chronic back pain. She had back surgery and was prescribed opioids to help with pain after. The surgery helped a bit, but she was still hurting. Her surgeon soon told her she needed to find a pain management doctor to continue her painkiller prescriptions.
Two years later, she was still visiting the pain management doctor on a regular basis for her prescriptions. Brianna’s life was ok, but since starting the opioids she just doesn’t feel the same. She takes several other medications daily to deal with the side-effects of the opioids such as constipation and nausea, but the worst side-effect to her is her loss of relationships. Brianna doesn’t go out as much anymore and has found herself withdrawing from her family and friends. One day, Brianna’s friend told her about epidurals and pain blockers that don’t require opioids. Brianna wanted to try this new method, but as she tried to stop taking the opioids, the withdrawal symptoms were just as bad as the side effects. Between the nausea and vomiting, she couldn’t do it. She saw no option but to stay on the pills.
Thankfully, Brianna soon learned about medical detox. Within seven days, she was off opioids completely and able to try the epidural. The pain blocker worked perfectly and Brianna is now back to her social, cheerful self. She is pain free and free from constant doctor's appointments and relieved of all of the terrible side effects.
You Want to Switch to More Natural Pain Management Methods
Great! There are many alternatives to opioids for pain management. We can help you detox safely so you can begin exploring alternative methods.
Your Doctor Stopped Your Prescription
If your doctor or chronic pain specialist has stopped your prescription, you could need a medical detox.
Your Doctor Prescribed a Taper Protocol or You Tried to Quit Yourself
Many physicians place the responsibility on the patient to taper on their own, by halving their doses for example.
This is not a realistic expectation, because once the body is dependent self control is NOT the issue. The body experiences very real and very upsetting symptoms. This leads to patients never completing a self taper, they get cut off and now they are going cold turkey.
Our Medical Detox Treatment is NOT the same as a prescription taper protocol.
During the detox process we use using specific medication substitutes to decrease detox time, comfort medications to ease any withdrawal symptoms, and medications to any curb cravings you may encounter. We also offer supplemental services to help your body heal throughout the process.
Worried about pain after detoxing?
During the detox process, our case managers will consult with you on non-opioid after care options.
Did you know you can have pain from being on pain medications?
When a person becomes more sensitive to pain as a result of taking opioid medication, it's called opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH). By detoxing, you can determine if you are still in pain due to an injury/surgery or if you are in pain only because of your prescription.