Medication Management

Edgar Celis, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

California Pain Group

Edgar Celis, MD

Pain Management Physician located in San Rafael, CA & Daly City, CA

When you have chronic pain, medication may be a valuable part of your treatment plan. Edgar Celis, MD, of the California Pain Group in San Rafael and Daly City, California, offers expert medication management to help you find the best and most effective drug therapies to treat your pain. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Medication Management

What is medication management?

For many, proper medication management is an essential part of relieving chronic pain. Dr. Celis prescribes a wide range of oral and IV medications to treat your pain in a variety of different ways. Combinations of medications may be most effective, which requires expert management and ongoing monitoring to ensure you experience the best results from your treatment plan.

As part of your personalized medication management, you see Dr. Celis regularly. He asks questions that help determine the effectiveness of your medication therapy. As needed, he changes or add medications, or adjust the dosages or frequency of current medications.

Medications are often most effective when combined with other therapies, such as nerve blocks, nerve stimulation, joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and regenerative injection therapies. 

What are the benefits of medication management?

Expert medication management benefits your health and chronic pain by ensuring that:

  • You receive proper dosages of medications 
  • Minimize the risk of dependence/addiction
  • You take medications safely 
  • Your medication plan is effective
  • You don’t overdose or misuse medications
  • You experience the fewest side effects possible

As your pain management expert, Dr. Celis takes care to ensure your treatment plan is the best one for you. He takes into account your health history, pain management history, lifestyle, economic resources, emotional health, support systems, and coping mechanisms.

How can medication help relieve my pain?

Depending on the underlying cause of your pain, different medications may improve your symptoms by:

  • Stimulating healing 
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Decreasing nerve stimulation
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Reducing chemical pain signals
  • Reducing hyperactive immune response
  • Improving your ability to cope with pain
  • Reducing the side effects of other medications or treatments

Dr. Celis uses his expertise in pain management and anesthesiology to develop a personalized plan that may include different types of medications.

What are some types of medications that may relieve my pain?

The California Pain Group uses a range of oral medications to relieve your pain, including:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Opioids
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants (anti-seizure medications)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Local anesthetics, (i.e., lidocaine)
  • Muscle relaxants

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy may also be an effective method for delivering certain medications, such as ketamine, B vitamins, lidocaine, clonidine, toradol, and more. Some medications, such as opioids, have the potential to cause dependence and addiction. the potential to become highly addictive. Expert medication management is imperative for prevention of abuse and overuse of these types of medications. 

Proper medication management is key to reducing your pain. For expert medication management, call or schedule an appointment online with the California Pain Group today.