Pain management is essential to recovery, because even when the underlying disease process is stable, uncontrolled pain prevents patients from playing sports, working productively, and enjoying recreational activities.
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 protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties. By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, physicians have found that smaller concentrations of each medication can be used.
From topical to transdermal to gels – your pharmacist can custom create a formulation for you best suited for your individual needs.
Your pharmacist will work together with the physician and the patient to customize your medications that meet the specific needs of each individual.