Treating chronic pain
Chronic pain can have a wide variety of causes and therefore often requires a multidisciplinary approach and uniquely customized treatments to meet the needs of each patient. Treatment may involve a combination of medications that possess pain relieving properties. This may include muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, anesthetics, anti-convulsants, antidepressants, and NMDA receptor blockers.
Topical and transdermal creams and gels can be compounded to provide high concentrations locally at the site of pain (i.e., DJD, heel spurs). Topical application of these agents often eliminates or significantly decreases the side effects associated with oral administration.