Beating an addiction to opioid medications may be one of the most challenging things you ever do. Taking the necessary steps to overcome a drug addiction is your priority and the doctors at Advanced Spine and Pain Center offer solutions to make your recovery less traumatic and more successful. Their serving Fairfax County, VA, Stafford, VA & Greater Baltimore, MD Area medical facilities offer several treatment options for opioid addictions. Book an appointment online now and learn more about the available solutions for addiction recovery.
The doctors at Advanced Spine and Pain Center offer two treatment options for opioid addiction:
Your doctor discusses your drug and medical history with you to determine the best course of treatment for your recovery.
The BioCorRx recovery program uses the non-addictive, FDA-approved medication naltrexone. Your doctor implants the medication underneath your skin below your abdominal area.
You receive slow-release amounts of naltrexone into your bloodstream over a period of several months. BioCorRx provides you with the ability to make changes to your behavior and habits without the constant cravings for opioids or alcohol.
With BioCorRx, you should experience no side effects from the implant procedure or from the implant itself. Your doctor administers a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the implant. The method is minimally invasive and takes approximately 30 minutes.
You can expect to return to your normal activities the day after receiving the implant. You will visit your doctor weekly for wellness checks and monitoring of the implant.
Other benefits of BioCorRx include:
Your doctor may suggest using a pain pump to deliver medications directly into your cerebrospinal fluid. This method of drug delivery offers more effective pain relief using significantly smaller amounts of medication.
If your tolerance for medication is high, a pain pump eliminates your need to take massive amounts of pain medication and reduces your dependence on opioid medications.
If your doctor recommends a pain pump, you undergo a trial period to ensure the treatment works for your needs. You need to reduce your regular medication use by at least 50% before your trial begins. Your doctor works with you to step down your medication dosages.
Your doctor uses a small needle to insert a catheter into your spinal fluid. He uses an X-ray to guide the catheter into place. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes.
The catheter delivers small amounts of pain medication into your spinal fluid over the following 2-3 days of the trial. When your trial ends, your doctor determines if a more permanent system implant is suitable for your treatment.
Schedule an appointment online to learn more about effective treatments for recovering from an opioid addiction.