Hasan Badday, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Pacific Pain and Regenerative Medicine

Hasan Badday, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Irvine, CA

Medication Management

Dr. Badday is committed to getting you out of pain so you can live life to the fullest. The medication management services from his office in Irvine, CA can help guide his patients’ medication decisions and see what alternative therapies may be available.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management is an important part of our pain practice when deciding which medication management is right for the patient, helping him or her to keep track of the prescribed and over-the-counter medications being taken as well as helping to reduce the amount of medication ingested. Although common, pain is so complex and subjective that it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Chronic pain may be the result of inflammation or injury to somatic or visceral tissue, or the result of injury or damage to the nerve itself. Pain due to inflammation is most commonly treated with anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and opioids. Neuropathic pain is treated differently using medications that act on neurotransmitters and excitable nerves including antidepressants and anticonvulsants.

What medications are used to treat pain?

Pain due to inflammation and injury is also called nociceptive pain and is linked to tissue damage. Injury to a specific area can cause intact nerves to report damage to the brain and pain is experienced. Nociceptive pain can be sharp, dull, or aching and may radiate to other sites of the body. Nociceptive pain is generally responsive to, and first treated with, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Opioids may be considered for more severe or refractory pain. Neuropathic pain has very different root causes, and subsequently has very different treatment options from other types of pain. Remedies for nociceptive pain, such as NSAIDs and opioids are only marginally effective on neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain seems to respond best to the membrane-stabilizing medications such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants, which work by blocking the brain’s neurotransmitters. The antidepressant medications also have beneficial effects of improved mood, decreased anxiety, and improved sleep cycles. These medications are not addictive, and when appropriately managed have few side effects.

Why is medication management important?

When patients suffer from a variety of ailments and pain, it is possible that different doctors will prescribe medications that conflict with other medications or need to be taken on a very specific schedule. It is possible that without a professional to take an overview of all of the medications being taken including prescriptions, over the counter medicine, and vitamins and supplements the patient will not be able to ensure that everything will work together and not cancel each other out or cause unwanted side effects.

Accepted Insurance

This is a short list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
American Republic Insurance
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Capital Blue Cross
Location
Pacific Pain and Regenerative Medicine
16405 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 215
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-485-4257
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