Patient-Friendly Pain Management

BSA  is reducing patients’ risk of opioid reliance, abuse and overdose tby using multimodal pain management techniques. Unintentional opioid overdose is the second leading cause of accidental death in the nation, contributing to one death every 35 minutes. Amarillo is ranked number 13 in the nation for overall opioid abuse and tenth in the nation for opioid prescription abuse.

What is multimodal pain management?

Multimodal pain management is a patient-friendly pain management technique that uses multiple non-opioid medications after a patient has surgery to target various areas in the body and nervous system at once that are causing pain, reducing the need for opioids.

Using a multimodal approach to pain management:

  • Increases a patient’ ability to participate in physical and occupational therapy.
  • Lessens a patient’s risk of experiencing drug toxicity.
  • Limits a patient’s risk of experiencing chronic pain or opioid addiction.
  • Provides patients with greater pain relief.
  • Reduces a patient’s risk of getting pneumonia, falling and experiencing an impaired ability to heal.
  • Requires less pain medication to be given.
  • Shortens the duration of therapy needed.


Opioid-Free and Reduced Surgical Options

At BSA, we strive to provide every patient with great outcomes. We are using advanced pain management techniques to provide our patients with exceptional outcomes, faster recovery times and fewer side effects.

BSA is the first hospital in Amarillo to perform opioid-free C-Sections. Opioid-free C-Sections allow mothers to experience fewer side effects, be more alert and recover more quickly than traditional C-Sections with the use of opioids.

All bariatric procedures performed at BSA are conducted with reduced opioid use to reduce each patients risk of dangerous side effects.


For more information about BSA's pain management techniques, please call the BSA Pharmacy department at 806-212-3784.