We have talked about this before...Narcotics are the “big guns” on the front line of pain relief, and their use has eased the suffering of millions who live with pain resulting from injury and the aftermath of surgical procedures. However, Narcotics have a dark side in the form of some fairly serious side effects. Constipation, nausea, dizziness, headache and fatigue take a toll on quality of life. More serious, though, is the potential for narcotic addiction.
Opioid-based narcotics work directly on pain receptors within the central nervous system, decreasing the pain messages sent to the brain and so reducing the experience of pain. However, the body can quickly adapt to the presence of opioids, and some find the euphoria they produce enjoyable. As a result, these narcotics are known to be highly addictive.
New non-opiate medication looks to curb the need for stronger narcotic medications
Doctors and researchers continue to search for effective, non-addictive pain control options, and Physicians Research Group (PRG) is at the forefront of that search. In conjunction with a leading pharmaceutical company, PRG is conducting a paid clinical trials in Arizona to investigate the effectiveness safety of a potential new non-narcotic medication in patients undergoing bunion removal surgery.
The information about pain relief and safety information gathered by researchers in this clinical research trial will help shape the future of post-surgical pain control. You could help by participating in this paid research study and, through the process, you may find relief from your post-surgery pain. To find out if you are eligible to assist with this research study, simply complete this form or call us at (480) 889 1211.
PRG always has a variety of paid clinical studies ongoing. Check out our Available Studies to see a complete list of medical research studies that are currently recruiting participants.