Las Vegas Recovery Center offers treatment for those who are addicted to opiates. We also provide innovative and proven, opiate-free pain treatment to those who seek an alternative to traditional pain management.
While we do not offer traditional opiate pain treatment, we feel it is important to build awareness and educate the public about the potential pit-falls of main stream pain treatment that leaves hundreds of thousands desperately seeking innovative solutions to deal with relentless chronic pain. Pain is the most frequent reason Americans seek medical attention, and its treatment is the specialty of thousands of professionals across the United States. Unfortunately, pain is most often inadequately treated, which leads to enormous social costs. By far, the most prevalent treatments for pain are medications. They are the easiest method of treating chronic pain, requiring the least amount of effort by physicians and patients. They work quickly and provide relief (at least, at first). In our culture, physicians are encouraged to treat chronic pain in order to spare the patients suffering. Pain is the “fifth vital sign” and should be measured and treated. Perceived barriers to “proper” prescribing of opiates are to be overcome. Those doctors who are reluctant to prescribe them are labeled “opiophobic.” In this decade, there has been a proliferation of pain clinics notorious for overprescribing large amounts of painkillers without proper evaluation and follow-up. Impediments to the use of opiates include concerns about addiction, side effects, tolerance, and possible problems with regulatory agencies for overprescribing.