Why Use Compounded Topical Medications for Focused Pain Relief

As interventional and pain medicine specialists, we are always interested in ways to reduce oral narcotics. We recently started utilizing topical (applied to the skin) compounded pain creams for post-procedure, injection site pain and found that many of our patients found this approach to be very effective for their baseline pain as well. It works great on its own or in combination with other therapies. It has proven effective for back and neck pain, arthritis, different types of neuropathies, and even headaches resulting from occipital neuralgia or migraine.

The topical application of a custom compounded cream has many advantages, including:

In addition, all medicinal ingredients are FDA approved.

There are other benefits of compounded topical medications as well. These include:

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