Pain relief made easy with LifeMD’s online treatments.

  • Talk to a doctor from anywhere, within minutes; no in-office visits required.
  • Get professional medical care, including lab orders and prescriptions.
  • Save the time, money, and effort of going to a doctor’s office in person.

Understanding Pain

Experiencing frequent bouts of pain can be frustrating and scary, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. Whether you struggle with chronic pain or mild discomfort, effective management of your pain is crucial for helping you take control of your life.
With LifeMD, you can access high-quality care and connect to licensed professionals, all from the comfort of your own home.
The medical team is dedicated to providing you with a personalized treatment plan to make your pain management journey as easy as possible. Find peace of mind with LifeMD’s online medical services by making your appointment today.

How It Works

1. Schedule

Book a telehealth appointment from wherever you are. No insurance necessary.

2. Chat

Meet with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner from your mobile device.

3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for Pain Management

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs — such as ibuprofen and naproxen — can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain in the body.

These can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) for mild to moderate pain. For more severe cases, doctors can also recommend prescription-strength NSAIDs.

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Muscle Relaxants (Cyclobenzaprine, Tizanidine)

Muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) or tizanidine (Zanaflex) are prescription medications. These may be prescribed for short-term relief of muscle spasms and chronic pain.

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

This is a commonly used OTC pain reliever for managing mild to moderate discomfort and fever.

Individuals who can’t take NSAIDs, or have specific medical conditions that prevent them from using opioids, often take Tylenol as an alternative.

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Common Questions About Pain Management

How do I know when to see a doctor about my pain?

If the pain you’re experiencing is preventing you from completing daily activities, you should make an appointment with your doctor. You should also see a healthcare professional immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms along with your pain:

• Fever
• Numbness
• Loss of function

Experiencing any of these symptoms may indicate a severe medical issue that requires emergency care.

What does pain management mean?

Pain management is a multilayered approach to alleviating discomfort and improving your quality of life, enhancing your overall wellbeing. It’s usually tailored to individual needs and may involve various different strategies, such as:

• Medication
• Physical therapy
• Exercise
• Physiological intervention
• Lifestyle modification

Are online pain management treatments effective?

Online pain management treatments are an effective and convenient way to get symptomatic relief.

Research suggests that using telehealth services for pain management has positive outcomes, with patients showing significant improvement. Online treatments are also effective in helping to improve a person’s confidence in managing their pain.

Additionally, using online healthcare services gives patients access to continuous specialist care, educational resources, and expert guidance.

How do online consultations for pain management work?

Online consultations typically involve virtual visits between you and a healthcare provider via a telehealth platform.

During your consultation, you’ll need to provide accurate and honest information. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about your medical history and your pain symptoms, including how long you’ve been experiencing them.

Your doctor may also ask questions about your lifestyle and exercise habits to help in developing a treatment plan that will help you manage your pain.

Can I get follow-up care through telehealth services like LifeMD?

LifeMD offers ongoing care for all members. Simply schedule a video appointment with your pain healthcare provider through the telehealth platform.

Can LifeMD prescribe pain management medications if I need them?

The team of licensed medical professionals can recommend and write prescriptions for pain management medications if needed.

Your doctor will determine the appropriate treatment plan for you during your virtual consultation, and the prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup. While LifeMD affiliated providers are able to provide prescription initiations or prescription refills on most medications, they do not provide prescription initiations or prescription refills on controlled substances

What happens if I need imaging or other tests done for pain management?

Patients on the LifeMDConciergeCare membership can have referrals written for their imaging needs. With the standard LifeMD plan, referrals are limited to x-rays; the LifeMD care team can help you locate qualified facilities in your area.

As a LifeMD member, you can get a lab referral sent directly to your patient portal by your doctor or nurse practitioner. Then simply use the LifeMD website or app to schedule a lab appointment at a convenient facility. LifeMD has trusted lab partners across the U.S., enabling discounts up to 95% for many LifeMD members.

The results of any tests will be sent back to your LifeMD healthcare provider and discussed with you during a follow-up consultation.

Do I need insurance for online pain management consultations?

LifeMD currently does not accept insurance for our memberships, however memberships are HSA/FSA eligible. Here are some other facts, tips, and pointers to help ensure you're saving on your medical care through LifeMD:

Prescription Medications: We strongly recommend using the health insurance you have to pay for your prescription medications. If you find that your copay is too high, try out our prescription discount card - you could save up to 95% off wholesale price!
Labs: Most labs are covered by insurance. LifeMD also offers significantly discounted lab pricing - up to 92% off! In many cases, we'll cover the cost of your labs.
Visits: While you can't use your insurance for LifeMD visits at this time, thankfully some (or all!) visits are included for free with LifeMD memberships. With the TotalCare plan, your first visit is on us. And the Concierge plan provides you with unlimited visits, on us.

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