Pain can keep you from loving YOUR life... but it doesn’t have to. Everyone experiences some sort of pain in their lives. It can take the form of a stress-induced headache, a muscle group strained from sports activities, be the result of an injury, or chronic arthritic pain. Pain is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help.
Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve pain, and headaches, but can cause unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Many patients taking these medications come to accept these conditions, but struggling through chronic pain or the side effects of pain medication does not have to be a daily activity.
Pharmacy compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery to make the process easier. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications often can be compounded as dosage forms such as a topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin. Additionally, a flavored lozenge, nasal spray, or suppository can be used to deliver pain management.
Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. Compounded pain management may help improve your quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication. Contact us to see how we can help.