Treating a wide range of pain, right at the site of your pain.
If you have chronic pain, you know how difficult it can be to find a remedy for it. Oral medications can lose their effectiveness or leave you with breakthrough pain prior to taking your next dose.
Topical pain relievers are applied directly to the location of the pain and are absorbed by your skin. They can contain two or more prescription drugs that help stop your pain in different ways without the need for you to take multiple pills. Topical pain relievers may also be an option for breakthrough pain being treated with other medications.
Oral medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), can have side effects like stomach upset and heartburn, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney problems, high blood pressure and more. When taken for extended periods of time to manage chronic pain, the risk of these side effects can be greater.
Compounded topical pain treatments lower the risk of these types of side effects because the medication is absorbed through your skin rather than through your digestive tract and blood stream.
If it’s time for a change in how you’re treating your pain, contact us today to learn more.
Topical pain creams and gels
Topical pain creams and gels are custom compounded to provide localized pain relief. They also reduce absorption of the active medications into your blood and digestive systems, helping reduce side effects, drug-to-drug interactions and other complications possible with oral medication.
Topicals can also be compounded to include two or more medications that treat pain differently in one cream or gel. This may increase the effectiveness of pain relief.
Topical pain relievers are easy to use, effective at treating your temporary or chronic pain and can be personalized to your individual needs.
Topical pain creams and gels may offer relief from pain in a variety of situations:
- Upper and lower back pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Localized neuropathic pain
- Sports-related pain
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis
- And more
For more information or to book an appointment, contact us.