Non-Opioid Pain Management for Chronic Pain Patients

How Your Patient Can Find Value In Alternative Pain Management

It is important for physicians to have an understanding of the type of pain patients experience and what level of care they require. There are misperceptions about opioids and the amount of relief they can provide patients. However, physicians are aware that opioids are ineffective at treating chronic pain and also come with the risk of addiction.

In the article Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Management Treatments You May Not Know About, Dr. Leonardo Kapural provides an overview of alternative chronic pain treatments, including the benefits and drawbacks of each and how to determine the best treatment based on the patient. Dr. Kapural examines:

  • Steroid Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Neuromodulation

Leonardo Kapural, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kapural is board certified in Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural's experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 100 journal articles, more than 100 abstracts, two books and 30 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America".

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