Do you have an opioid addiction issue? At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the interventional spine and pain management specialists offer addiction medicine using medication-assisted therapy (MAT). Call the office to learn more about this innovative treatment, or use the online booking feature today.
Addiction medicine at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics uses MAT to help you overcome an addiction to opioids. Addiction medicine works in a variety of ways. It helps reduce cravings for addictive substances or withdrawal symptoms that appear when you suddenly stop using addictive substances.
The benefits of undergoing addiction medicine treatment with the Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics team include:
Addiction medicine can improve your ability to get and keep a job, develop strong interpersonal relationships, and have a low risk of medical problems and mental health challenges.
To find out if you’re a candidate for addiction medicine, the Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics team discusses your lifestyle habits, addictive habits, medical history, and symptoms. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order blood tests, urine testing, or other diagnostic tests.
The type of treatment best suited for you depends on the type of addiction you have and how severe it is. Your pain management specialist tailors a plan most likely to be effective for your personalized needs.
During addiction medication-assisted therapy, you take medicines as directed by your pain management specialist. They monitor you throughout treatment to ensure it’s effective for reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings for harmful substances.
In addition, you might undergo cognitive-behavioral therapy or other forms of psychotherapy to help you make the behavioral and lifestyle changes needed to break an addiction for good. Group therapy sessions are also highly effective for reducing substance use disorder.
Follow up with the Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics team as needed to eliminate an addiction once and for all without relapsing.
If you have a medical problem causing chronic pain, Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics offers medical cannabis, injections, massage therapy, IV therapy, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), minor surgery, and other highly-effective pain management solutions.
To learn more about addiction medicine at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.