Pain Management

A Guide to Topical Pain Medications

When most people think of pain management, they picture swallowing a pill. However, there are many topical pain relievers that can be applied to the skin to help with pain relief.

Topical Pain Therapy

A relatively new and innovative approach to certain types of pain is compounded transdermal (topical) therapy. The medication is formulated to penetrate deep into the painful area, and provides high concentrations of very effective medications RIGHT WHERE IT HURTS! Oral pain medications can often lead to drowsiness, nausea, and other unwanted side effects. When medications are administered topically, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism.

If you suffer from chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, back/joint pain, plantar fasciitis, or neuropathy, ask your healthcare provider to consider topical pain relief.

Pain medications can be compounded into the following dosage forms including:

  • Topical Gels, Creams, and Sprays
  • Flavored Lozenges
  • Capsules
  • Nasal Spray
  • Suppositories
  • Injections

The Compounding Solution

Pharmacy Compounding offers patients customized options for pain medication. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a ProCompounding Pharmacist, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.

Chronic Pain affects approximately 10-20% of the adult population. Forms of chronic pain include:

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain (Back & Joint)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries

Combined Formulations

Some chronic pain sufferers are placed on a variety of medications to help address the symptoms associated with their condition. At ProCompounding Pharmacy, we can compound multiple medications into a single capsule or topical preparation to provide greater convenience for the patient.

Strength Variations

Because patients vary in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications may not always provide the appropriate strength for an individual patient. Through compounding, a prescriber and a ProCompounding Pharmacist can customize the strength to the exact amount the patient requires.

Workman’s Compensation

Workman’s compensation claims are gladly accepted once approved by a claim adjuster. Patients will be asked to provide certain information regarding the injury to allow ProCompounding to appropriately bill for them claim.

These compounded pain management medications are available by prescription only. Please discuss it with your physician, or contact us with your physician’s name and contact information, and we can supply him or her with information. ProCompounding will work with your physician to design a pain management compound to fit your specific needs.