The Advantages of a Non-Narcotic Approach to Pain Management

We avoid the use of narcotic painkillers at Cedar Rapids Pain Associates for many reasons. Obviously there is a high risk of developing a tolerance for and addiction to narcotics. Some people cannot tolerate the short-term side effects, like nausea, constipation and lethargy. There are also long-term effects of narcotic or opioid use, including depression, loss of hearing and disruption of the endocrine or hormonal system. Using narcotics for chronic pain is simply not sustainable for anyone who wants to lead a fulfilling, productive life.

On the positive side, the best reason we avoid the use of narcotics is because we have so many other effective options! We specialize in treatments that improve your pain and enhance your quality of life rather than sapping your energy and your will to get better, as narcotics do for so many people.

At CRPA, leading-edge therapies and treatments — like injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation and many hands-on approaches — are customized for you. We’re here to relieve your pain quickly and to provide you with treatment options that let you start living your life again. That’s the goal… not medicating and masking your pain.

If you or someone you care about suffers with chronic pain and wants to know more about effective, non-narcotic treatment, call CRPA today: 319-540-8251.