Patient Stories: Ron's Approach to Pain Management

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Pain control, or pain management, it’s a multitude of different modules. There are medications—there are narcotics, that’s one of them; you’ve got the muscle relaxers; nerve medications.

There’s exercise, what I’ve touched on before. There’s things such as aromatherapies, meditation, aquatherapy.

There are so many things that need to be combined to really get pain management, control. Unfortunately, everybody believes that narcotics is the only way to control your pain. And yes, that will minimize your pain, but it also turns you into a zombie, which is not the right way to go. So it’s a total package.

I wrote a story about—called “The BLEND.” I wrote it about 3 or 4 years ago, it’s called “The BLEND,” and that’s what I tell everybody that says, “All I want to do—I want more narcotics. I’ve got Oxycontin—” it’s 20 mg, they want 40 mg. I said, “No, that’s not the answer.” So I always refer to my—I give them a copy of “The BLEND,” I actually give them the link, and have them read that. And so many people have come back and said, “You know, that’s pretty, that’s pretty effective. It helps.” Because again, it’s a mindset. It’s a concept of what you need to do. And people have posted to “The BLEND” which—you know, I feel good about that. That’s probably one of the best things I did at Spine-health.

It identifies all these different modules that you should use. And it’s not a, “You gotta do this, this, and that,” it’s a concept of different activities that you could do to help manage your pain.