Patients that seek medication for pain control As the most common symptom for patients seeking medical help, chronic pain affects over 20% of the adult population, with more than half of those failing to receive adequate treatment. No matter the underlying disease, chronic pain must be determined by the severity and frequency of their pain and associated symptoms, to diagnose and treat the condition properly. With the myriad of causes and perpetuating factors, pain treatments are most often produced by drug companies and manufactured in large quantities, leading to those treatments being less effective. We use an integrative, comprehensive approach to medication management. This may be a short trial of NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, steroids, topical compound medications, and medical cannabis. We try to refrain from using narcotics for chronic pain as the literature shows limited efficacy for increasing independence for chronic pain.