Narcotics, also called opioids, are very good at relieving pain in the short term. But they can cause impaired judgment, drowsiness, nausea and constipation. With long-term use they hurt the body’s ability to control pain naturally. They can be addictive.
The Multimodal Approach
With the multimodal approach, you are given focused anesthetics and a combination of pain medicines. The types and doses of these medicines are tailored to your specific needs.