In the May/June 2020 issue of Practical Pain Management, the authors conducted a retrospective case review of 35 patients treated with Low Dose Naltrexone for chronic pain. They found that 46% reported a 50% or better improvement in their pain or chose to continue LDN......
Managing Chronic Pain with Low Dose Naltrexone
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is being used in a variety of chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathies, musculoskeletal pain and others. Studies show that LDN can help reduce inflammatory markers which are usually high if you have pain.
Current drug treatments for pain include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS-Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve), opioid pain medications (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine), antidepressants and others. These treatments can be risky, carry side effects, be expensive or ineffective.
With its low side effects and low cost, LDN can be a good option if you suffer from chronic pain. Below is a sampling of studies on LDN and its use in a variety of pain conditions.
If you would like to get started with LDN, talk to your health care provider or complete our LDN History Form and we will work with your provider to get you started.