Being diagnosed with or having a loved one with cancer is devastating. The pain that can come along with this can be extremely difficult to control and often times, high dose opioid medications are used. Studies have shown that controlling cancer pain adequately can prolong life. Though opioids can help control the pain, people are often left with side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, sleepiness to name just a few. The side effects from these medications can be worse than the pain from the cancer itself. We, at Virginia Interventional Pain & Spine Centers, can help manage you or your loved one’s pain to help minimize these medications thus allowing you to get back to life.