Chronic Pain Treatment with LDN
Chronic pain is a severe medical condition that affects 1 in 5 people on a global level. According to reports, it affects almost 40% of US population. Conventional medical therapies that are available for treating chronic pain can be risky, unsatisfactory, and expensive to employ.
It is a difficult decision to take opioids for managing pain since you always run the risk of developing an addiction. This is not the problem with low-dose naltrexone. Researchers have identified the medication to help with a wide variety of chronic pain conditions.
Few of these conditions are:
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Interstitial cystitis
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Efficacy of LDN
A growing number of patients are seeking nontraditional treatment options to manage chronic pain. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a unique new therapy that has the potential to fulfill the “4 L’s” of nontraditional treatment options. These are:
- Low side effects
- Low risk
- Low dose
- Low cost
Naltrexone is a mu receptor antagonist medication. It was originally created and approved for treating opioid addictions at a dosage of 50 – 100 mg per day. Recently, the substance has been suggested for the use of treating chronic pain as an off-label therapy. This is at a lower dose of .5 mg to 4.5 mg per day.
While the exact mechanism is still unknown, it is believed that the lower dose acts as an immune/glial cell modulator which works towards relieving pain by reducing inflammation.
Research For LDN
Research observations from the last decade show LDN to be useful as a pain management medication for chronic conditions. A study published in 2014 in the Clinical Rheumatology journal found that patients suffering from fibromyalgia (FM) can benefit from low-dose naltrexone since it has anti-inflammatory markers.
Greater drop in pain was experienced by individuals with higher erythrocyte sedimentation rate at baseline. This is when FM is not even considered to be a traditional inflammatory disorder. Researchers found that ESR values were in the range of normal to high.
Experts’ View on LDN
LDN is a low cost, low risk, and simple to use medication which may act as a viable nonopioid option for managing chronic pain. Even though the therapy has positive clinical attributes, public and professional awareness regarding its use is lacking. Widespread adoption of the pain medication has not occurred yet.
LDN therapy can especially benefit in healthcare settings where the financial burden of medical care is squarely placed on the patient. LDN is a low-cost and safe alternative for relieving pain. In addition, sources of consistent and reliable prescription medications are needed in the current setting that involve lack of consistency in foreign manufactured generic medications.
Compounding pharmacies are an ally for both clinicians and patients if they can accurately manufacture the drug. AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
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