Due to the continual problem with overuse of, overdose on, and abuse of opioid medications for the past three decades it is paramount that effective, cheap, and above all safe forms of pain control are studied and applied. Multimodal pain management utilizes a combination of pharmacological and non pharmacological therapies in synergy to control pain and reduce dependence on strictly opioids. Combining the effects of medications or therapies that focus on treating different types or sources of pain such as inflammatory pain, neurological pain, etc. With the adoption of this method of pain management, the longstanding effects of the opioid epidemic and be counteracted, healthcare costs can be diminished, length of hospitals stays can be reduced, and pain can be effectively controlled.
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