Pain is an unpleasant feeling that results from harmful stimuli such as blunt force, extreme temperatures, or dangerous chemicals. It can result from a variety of sources including nerve damage or trauma. Whatever the cause, the complex ities of pain management is a challenge .
Pain management is essential because, even when the underlying disease process is stable, uncontrolled pain prevents patients from working productively, enjoying recreation, or taking pleasure in their usual roles in the family and society. Chronic pain may have a myriad of causes and perpetuating factors, and therefore can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain, requiring a multidisciplinary approach and customized treatment plans to meet the spec if ic needs of each patient.
Compounded pain creams allow physicians to choose from medications with different mechanisms
of action to target the patient's specific type of pain. Topical and transdermal creams and gels can be
formulated to provide high concentrations of pain medication at the site of application. In addition, using pain medications topically does not result in the adverse effects from systemic narcotic drugs. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal cream or gel. Using compounded pain products also provides an alternative for patients who suffer from chronic pain and allows them to escape some of the stigmatization associated with the condition.
Assured RX will work with both the patient and the prescriber to customize meets the specific needs of each individual. Please contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss further details
Patients who have been diagnosed with the following conditions may benefit from compounded therapy:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease (Herniated or Bulging Discs)
- Diabetic or Peripheral Neuropathy
- Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Spinal Spondylosis
- Spinal Stenosis