Each patient will be prescribed an individual combination of medications, depending on their diagnosis, individual response, weight, sex, genetic factors. Medication may include the following:
- Lidocaine-alters the nerves responsible for pain
- Ketamine – desensitizes the pain processing system, helps emotional pain and misery, and reboots tolerance to opioid medications
- Dexmedetomidine – blunts the effects of an overstimulated nervous system and provides analgesia, muscle relaxation, and reduces the effects of medication withdrawal and traumatic stress
- Toradol- reduces pain and inflammation
- Robaxin/Norflex – reduces muscle spasm
- Pamidronate – reduces bone pain in CRPS
Vitamins and minerals provide additional analgesia, nervous[Field] system stabilization, or treatment of associated factors such as energy depletion and chronic fatigue:
- N-acetylcysteine and acetyl-L-carnitine – may be useful in many patients to restore nervous system balance, to enhance nerve growth, and to combat the effects of inflammation and aging.
Intravenous analgesics are more effective as they bypass the liver and are metabolized differently.