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Created: March 27, 2020 Updated: March 27, 2020

What is Pain?

Many treatment options for pain exist. Watch our video to learn more about pain and available treatments.

What is an opioid medication?

​Opioids are a class of medications that are similar in structure to opium and are commonly used to treat pain. These medications are very effective at treating pain symptoms, but should be used at the lowest dose necessary as directed by your doctor to relieve pain as these medications can lead to misuse, abuse, and addiction. 

What is a CMP?

A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is a frequently ordered blood test that tells clinicians the status of your: 1) Electrolytes & Acid/Base status2) Kidney function, 3) Liver function, 4) Blood sugar, and 5) Calcium at the time the test was taken. It is commonly used to monitor liver and kidney function when beginning new medications such as chemotherapy. A total of 14 tests are run simultaneously and are shown below.

Electrolytes & Acid/Base status:
1) Sodium, 2) Potassium, 3) Carbon dioxide, 4) Chloride

Kidney Function:
5) BUN (blood urea nitrogen), 6) Serum creatinine (Scr)

Liver Function:
7) AST, 8) ALT, 9) Total bilirubin, 10) Alk Phos, 11) Albumin, 12) Total protein

Blood sugar:
13) Serum glucose

14) Serum calcium

What is a Schedule II medication?

Schedule II medications, as designated by the FDA, are medications that are considered to have a high abuse potential and have an increased risk of misuse or diversion. These medications can only be prescribed with a written prescription and have limitations on how many days supply can be dispensed at once. Schedule II medications cannot be refilled as well and must have a new prescription for every single fill.