Pain Management

Having trouble treating your pain? The medication you are using to overcome it may not be the optimal choice for you. Each individual reacts differently to pain medications in terms of how well it relieves pain and side effects that are experienced. Did you know that on average 16% of people say that they have experienced pain within the last two weeks? Furthermore, there are about twice as many people who suffer from long-term pain as there are those who experience short-term pain. At Nature’s Pharmacy & Compounding Center, pain medication can be specially prepared for your unique needs.

So what are some of the advantages of using a compounded pain medication?
  1. Pain creams have a local effect and pain relief is faster because the medication goes directly to the pain site.
  2. By using a topical medication, it is not absorbed throughout the rest of the body, which greatly reduces side effects such as an upset stomach.
  3. Many of the commercially available products that are on the market are only available in a small number of strengths. At Nature’s Pharmacy & Compounding Center, a physician is able to prescribe a specific combination of medications to meet a patient’s individual needs.
  4. Compounded medications can be made in a number of dosage forms, including creams, gels, lotions, capsules and oral liquids.
  5. If a patient has an allergy to a commercially available product, it can be made without the allergy-causing component (such as a dye or filler).
  6. Products that are discontinued or on back order from the manufacturer can often be compounded, allowing a patient to still have access to that medication.
With a physician’s prescription, we can compound medications to treat the following conditions:
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine/headache
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue inflammation
  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spurs
  • Nerve pain (as seen in diabetes)
  • Shingles pain
  • Muscle spasms
Doctors and physical therapists also utilize various pain medications in their offices for use as:
  • Numbing creams applied to the skin before needle sticks, injections, or laser procedures
  • Iontophoresis (use of an electric charge to deliver a medication through the skin directly to the site of pain)
  • Phonophoresis (use of sound waves to enhance the delivery of topically applied medication)