Here at North Atlanta Spine and Pain Care, we utilize medications in the treatment of pain, which include oral and injected steroids, oral and injected NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), muscle relaxants, membrane stabilizers, antidepressant-type pain medications, and opioid (morphine-like) pain medications. These medications can be very effective in helping manage pain, but are usually not sufficient on their own. They work best as part of a treatment regimen that includes rehabilitation and targeted injections. Our doctor views an improvement in function as the most important benefit from medication management. A pain management approach which combines all effective and proven methods is the best approach for pain control and increased functionality. This is our treatment philosophy here at North Atlanta Spine and Pain Care.