Commonwealth Pain & Spine strives to serve the needs of our patients in a responsible way and are leading efforts to reduce opioid dependency in the communities we serve.
We are committed to minimizing patient suffering and improving daily functioning by offering safe, effective and comprehensive treatment plans that minimize risks and maximize benefits. We go to great lengths to protect our patients from the significant risks that are associated with opioid therapy and stringently follow DEA recommendations regarding prescribing opioid medications.
Certain controlled substance medications are believed to be very useful but have significant potential for misuse and are, therefore, closely controlled. As a rule, we only prescribe opioid medications if we determine that a patient’s pathology warrants their use; the patient satisfies specific criteria; passes an Opioid Risk test and the patient has failed other, lower risk treatment options.