Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D., ABMP, TEP

Clincial Medical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist

Pain Management:

A Six Part Approach

Muscle Relaxation

Cyclobenzaprine

Valium

Zanaflex (Tizanidine)

Natural Relaxers (Passiflora, Valerian, Chamomile, Licorice, Lobelia Extract, Calcium/ Magnesium)

Vistaril or Hydroxyzine

Anti-Inflammatories

NAISD

Omega-3

Aspirin

Naprosyn

Naproxen/Aleve

Ibuprophren/Advil

Acetaminophen/Tylenol

Glucosamine - Chondroitin

Bioflavonoids

Systemic Enzyme

Devil’s Claw

Pain System Medications

Morphine

Methadone

Vicodin

Oxycodone

Hydrocodone

OxyContin

Kadian

MS Contin

Lyrica

Neurontin

Amitriptyline

Ultram

Transdermal Pain Patches

Natural Pain Killers (Kava Root, White Willow, Horsetail, Valerian, Cayenne Pepper)

Prescribed Medical THC

Manipulation & Physical Therapies

Craniosacral Massage

Massage

Chiropractics

Acupressure

Acupuncture

Stretching

Yoga

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapies

Aquatic Therapy

Traction

Hot Tub/Spa

Ultrasound

TENS Unit

Moist Heat & Ice Packs

Psychological/Emotional

Psychotherapy & Counseling

Pacing Activities

Sleep & Sleep Treatment

Know Your Limitations

Biofeedback/Neurofeedback

Nutritional Balance

Spirituality

Psychopharmacology

Support Groups

Meditation & Distraction

Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis

Transcendental Meditation

Breathing Exercises (i.e., Hatha Yoga)

Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Enjoyable Activities (distraction)

Spiritual Exercises & Practices

Copyright © Rory F. Richardson, Ph.D., FICPPM, 2009

(Permission to reproduce for clinical work with patients)


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