Pain management is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help. Everyone experiences some sort of pain in their lives. It can take the form of stress-induced headache, a muscle group strained from sports activities, or the result of an injury at work or car accident. For some, pain can be chronic in nature and something they live with on a daily basis. Acute pain can easily evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat.
Struggling through chronic pain problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and nerve and muscle pain does not have to be a daily activity. Compounding can help.
Many commonly prescribed pain medications help with the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, but they can also result in stomach irritation and other unwanted side effects. Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery by combining the ingredients of traditional oral pain medications in a topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain.
Compounding can also provide alternate treatments not yet commercially available for chronic pain management.