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Medicines management starts with a medication review, looking at all your medication, assessing how helpful it is and discussing any side effects you might be experiencing.

This includes prescribed pain medication and anything that you may have bought from a pharmacy or from other sources including any herbal remedies and supplements.

The aim of medication management is to help you get the best results from your medication with as few side effects as possible. This means taking the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form to suit you.

Medicines management involves a complete medication review. All aspects including type, dose and side effects are discussed. This includes all prescribed medication as well as any supplements, herbal or alternative remedies used.

Part of the medicines management review process is to give you information about the types of pain medication available and how they are used for different types of pain.

It is also important that you know how and when to take your medication for the best result. We know that if you are not happy taking a medication you will not continue taking it in the long term.

Medication management is an ongoing process so you will need regular reviews. This can help you take the right medication which gives the best results and can quickly identify any problems or side effects that may occur.

The SpineFit+ team will work with you, your GP and your local pharmacist to help you with this.

Drug Cabinet in the Brain

In this video David Butler from the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute talks about the wonders of exogenous vs. endogenously produced pain relieving chemicals. David makes comparisons between your brain's natural chemical production and their pharmaceutical counterparts.



Understanding Neuropathic Pain

This video from the University of Leeds show some patients' experiences of living with neuropathic pain.

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