There are a multitude of pain medication options, each depend on what phase of pain (acute/chronic) a person is experiencing. Also, the choice of medication depends on what type of pain (bone/muscle/nerve/gut).
One of my favorite types of treatment includes “long acting” pain pills. These stay in the blood stream longer and seem to make a huge improvement in relief and quality of a person’s life.
One thing for sure, the hospice team are experts in pain management. They have nurses, doctors and pharmacists who collectively put together ideas to manage pain. It’s fascinating to see relief of pain…especially pain that has gone on for so long!
I sure wish pain management (especially morphine) wouldn’t get such a bad rap…