There are many medications available to treat chronic pain including non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (referred to as NSAIDS such as Aleve and Ibuprofen), aspirin, Tylenol, analgesics including opiates and non-opiates, antidepressants, and a special class of drugs referred to as neuroleptics such as Neurontin, Topamax, and Lyrica. In some cases, pharmaceutical management is appropriate in managing chronic pain. Most medications come with short-term and or long-term side effects which is the reason why Dr. Hayes prefers to use PENS treatment and/or acupuncture which is virtually risk free.

However, in those cases where it is appropriate to use pharmaceutical management, Dr. Hayes may include that in the patient's treatment plan. He will work in concert with your personal physician. This will be discussed in detail at the conclusion of the initial intake session.