In general candidates for the NESP Program include:
The bottom line is the NESP program is designed as the final plan for the catastrophic-type cases where patients are on multiple prescription medications, have little to no physical function and have reached a dead end in their current treatment plans.
Finally, the ultimate goal is to get patients off all medications including Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) and give patients a variety of non-pharmaceutical ways to control any residual pain, increase physical function, quality of life and in many instances return long-term disabled patients back into the workplace.
All patients are required to undergo an initial evaluation that will determine if the patient is or is not a candidate for the program. Some patients may simply need more effective pain management treatment plans and not need to undergo detoxification, functional restoration or a pain management program. In these cases, the assessment and plan portion of the initial evaluation will outline an appropriate treatment plan going forward.
Previous NESP patients are available to speak to you about their experiences. Some of these patients had multiple previous spine and extremity surgeries and had been on multiple medications for decades. Their experiences are compelling.