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At Atlas Pain Specialists we work with patients to help alleviate pain with the help of Medication. We try to find the right solutions on a patient-to-patient basis.
What is Medication


Medications play a critical role in the treatment of various pain-related issues. The right medication can reduce or eliminate symptoms and significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
What We Do:
Medication management is a service that involves the initial evaluation of a patient's need for medications, the facility of a prescription, plus ongoing medical monitoring in relation to the patient's use of the prescribed medications. The goal of Medication management is to ensure that patients get the desired outcomes that the medication has to offer. This includes monitoring and reconciling medications and requires a thorough review of prescribed drugs and their possible side effects. A treatment plan is created and closely monitored to ensure safety and efficacy.
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Why Is Medication Management Important?

Studies have shown that improper medication management has resulted in an increase in overall health care costs and has lowered the overall sense of well-being with the patients. 
Did You Know? 50% of patients living in the U.S. don't take their prescribed medications correctly. Also, almost 33% will never get their first prescription filled at all.
Adverse Reactions: Around 700,000 patients will end up in the emergency room from adverse reactions to their medications.
Costs: Improper use of medications results in an estimated cost of $290 billion per year!

Benefits of Medication

Better Results

The population in America is growing older.  The U.S. census has revealed that 15.4 percent of people living in Arizona are 65 years or older, which is slightly larger than the national average. As the elder population continues to grow in Arizona, it is important that the quality of medication management continues to grow as well!

Less Stress

With our medication and prescription management, you will be able to relax knowing that your prescriptions will be distributed and taken correctly. There will be no second-guessing because you will get the medications you need, on time, every single day. If you have any questions then we are a phone call away!

Manage Costs

Medication Management is an important tool for ensuring optimal results as well as helping you indirectly manage your healthcare costs.  Patients benefit from saving money spent on related healthcare costs like emergency room visits and hospital stays.

Reduced Illnesses and Deaths

This is the most important benefit of medication management.  When a proper treatment plan is created for a patient then the likelihood of mistakes is reduced dramatically. A proper treatment plan reduces medication noncompliance or drug interactions.

Who Benefits?



Who Can Benefit From Medication Management?

The short answer is anyone and everyone. It’s beneficial for older adults because as we age, our bodies don’t always respond to medications as they used to. With medication management, aging adults can remain on the same medications and doses as before.

People of all ages can benefit from medication management. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic condition, managing multiple medications, or want to stay on top of your health, medication management can help.

Here’s a closer look at how medication management can benefit different types of people.

  • People with Chronic Illnesses or Conditions

Medication management can be beneficial for those dealing with chronic illnesses or conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. By monitoring these chronic conditions and the medications that are used to treat them, medication management can help people maintain their health and prevent serious health complications.

  • People Taking Multiple Medications

Taking multiple medications can be challenging to manage, and medication management can help track which medications are taken, when, and in what dose. This helps to prevent medication errors, which can have serious consequences.

  • People Interested in Preventative Care

Medication management isn’t just for those with chronic illnesses or conditions. It can also be used as a preventative measure. For example, medication management can help you monitor your health and intervene if needed if you're at risk for developing a certain condition.

  • People Who Use Supplements

While vitamins and other OTC medications can provide health benefits to those who take them, it is important to remember that they can still present potential risks if not taken correctly. Even though they can be purchased without a doctor's prescription, they can still lead to dangerous medical complications.

  • People Who Are Undergoing Medical Procedures or Treatments

It can help to ensure that medications are taken correctly, prevent adverse reactions, and help to maximize the benefits of the medications.

  • Older Patients

Without a doubt, as one ages, it can be more challenging to remember things. And since various health issues frequently accompany aging, it is not unheard of for elderly individuals to be taking multiple medications. This, in combination with the changing medical requirements associated with aging, renders senior citizens especially susceptible to medication mistakes.

No matter who you are, medication management can be a great way to ensure that you take your medications correctly and get the most out of them. If you’re considering medication management, talk to Dr. Sean Ormond about your opinions and how Atlas Pain Specialists can benefit you.

What Medications are Used to Alleviate Pain?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to treat pain caused by inflammation and injury, known as nociceptive pain. This type of pain can be sharp, dull, or aching and may spread to other parts of the body. For more severe or refractory pain, opioids may be an option. Neuropathic pain, which has different root causes, is usually best managed with medications like anticonvulsants and antidepressants, which can stabilize the brain's neurotransmitters. These antidepressants can also improve pain symptoms.

Why You Need Medication Management

As healthcare providers here at Atlas Pain Specialists, we must ensure that medications are administered safely and appropriately and that patients are kept informed about their medications.

  • Medication administration: is providing medications to patients in the most appropriate manner, considering the patient’s condition, current medications, and other factors. Healthcare providers must be familiar with the medications they provide and follow the appropriate protocols to ensure that the medications are administered correctly and in the correct dosage. Physicians must also be aware of potential drug interactions and any adverse effects of taking different medications.
  • Drug interactions: occur when two medications interact with each other in a way that increases or decreases the effects of one or both medications. When two medications are taken simultaneously, they can cause adverse effects and even interact in a way that can be dangerous for the patient. Therefore, it is essential to understand the medications the patient is taking and check for potential drug interactions before administering any medication.
  • Opioid pain management: is integral to managing pain for many patients. Opioids are potent drugs used to control pain and can be addictive. It is essential that these drugs are administered safely and appropriately and that patients are closely monitored for any adverse effects. Healthcare providers should be aware of the potential risks associated with opioid use and work closely with the patient to ensure they take the medication safely.

Medication administration, drug interactions, and opioid pain management are essential to providing safe and effective healthcare. Healthcare providers must understand the medications they are providing and their potential risks and be aware of drug interactions. By understanding these components, healthcare providers can provide the best care possible for their patients.

At-Home Treatment Tips For Your Neck Pain

Most cases of neck pain can be traced back to the cumulative effects of years of slouching and age-related wear and tear. Some minor tweaks in your daily routine may help reduce neck pain.

Consider trying to:

  • Practice good posture.
  • Sleep in a healthy position.
  • Adjust your desk, chair, and computer to make the monitor eye-level.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Avoid carrying heavy shoulder bags.
  • Stay active.

The following are some easy remedies for mild neck pain or stiffness:

  • During the first several days, ice should be applied often. After that, try using a heating pad, hot compress, or a hot shower to bring relief.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, especially sports, for a few days. When symptoms subside, gradually increase activities.
  • Change your posture frequently.
  • Get your neck massaged gently.
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Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a common problem that can cause significant physical and emotional distress. When you have chronic pain, you may experience pain every day, even after the original injury or illness has healed. This can be difficult to cope with, both physically and emotionally. Approximately 25% of people with chronic pain will develop chronic pain syndrome (CPS), which is characterized by symptoms beyond pain, like depression and anxiety. This can make it difficult to live your life normally.
Chronic Pain Treatments
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Neck Pain
The neck (or cervical spine) is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles. It has the important job of providing protection and mobility to the brain, but often it can become painful. There are a number of conditions that cause pain in the neck. Inflammation along nerve pathways in the spine can be responsible for shoulder, head, arm, and/or hand pain. Additionally, inflammation of the spinal cord may cause pain in the legs and other areas of the body. In a few days or weeks, neck pain usually goes away, but pain that lasts for months may signify an underlying medical cause that needs to be addressed. In such cases, early intervention may be necessary for the best results.
Neck Pain Treatments
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Opioid Statement
Atlas Pain Specialists has a policy regarding the prescribing of controlled substances. Each patient will be evaluated on an individualized basis and some may not be a candidate for chronic opiate therapy.

In order to protect your health, patients are monitored closely for possible addiction, abuse, and diversion. This monitoring may include follow-up office visits, urine drug screening, and the sharing of medical records between your physicians and your pharmacies.

Atlas Pain Specialists reserves the right to determine if we will take over the prescribing of controlled substances from other providers on a case by case basis.

Patients should not expect to receive a prescription for a controlled substance at your first visit.
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