One thing they don’t teach you in school is: when you start to get older, how do you deal with chronic pain? Understanding why pain occurs allow you to be smarter on how to manage it.
Pain occurs in the body when the brain creates a signal to say something is wrong. It may be acute pain to start that ticks in the back of your mind reminding you while you’re climbing steps that your knees are bothering you again (must be the weather), or you struggle with chronic, or ongoing, persistent pain that keeps you awake at night.
Pain management does not have to be hard. There are many different techniques we can help you with to reduce the stress on your body.
As a compounding pharmacy, we can work with your physician to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Our state of the art equipment allows us to work with your physician to research and provide the best medications for your pain management.
Pain Management is Our Specialty
At Hoye’s Pharmacy, Pain Management is a specialty of ours. This area of medicine and therapy is an effective way to an interdisciplinary approach to treat acute and chronic pain.
Because pain is the most common reason people seek out medical attention, and because pain affects all people differently, some therapies on the market today may not be successful for everyone.
As a compounding pharmacy, we can work with your physician to address and personalize treatment that is most beneficial to your specific type of pain.
Pain Management Techniques
Many different pain management techniques are available:
- Oral Medications – The medicine cabinet may be one of the first things you think about when your back pain starts to flare up. For acute pain, often oral (tablet, capsule, etc.) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID pain relievers) such as aspirin or ibuprofen are often suggested. For chronic pain, oral opioids and other medications can be prescribed for relief, but can have significant side effects.
- Physical Rehabilitation – Classic methods of pain management dating back to ancient civilizations are physical rehabilitation management such as Massage. Using pressure to work out knotted muscles can help to reduce inflammation and pain in the area receiving the massage. Newer technology such as Electrotherapy and Thermal treatment is also used today.
- Alternative Medicine – While it may not be for everybody, Acupuncture and Acupressure are alternative methods of pain relief therapy. Additionally, Light Therapy and Bio Feedback therapy can be used to treat pain.
Finally, if these treatments are not enough on their own, our compounding can be used in conjunction with physical and alternative therapies to create a “Triad of Care,” which works with the patient, physician, and pain management practitioners.
Talk to our experts about our compounded topical creams that will best relieve your pain without the risk of the side effects of oral medication.