Pain Medications and Mechanisms of Action

Pain signals travel along the spinal cord into the brain where the signals are processed. Medications and nonpharmacologic treatments are used to alter the perception of pain. Using multiple medications can better alter the perception of pain, minimize side effects from other medications, and increase compliance with the treatment. This workshop will engage the active participant in discussion regarding multimodal analgesia, combination therapy, and when single agent therapy is appropriate.

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