Question & Answer - Topical Pain Control

Topical Pain Control

September 18, 2018

By Fred Cheng, R.Ph.

Q: I’ve tried all sorts of creams and ointments and nothing seems to take away my body and joint aches. Can you suggest other options?

A: A prescription, compounded topical pain-gel is your best bet. Pain is a subjective sensation or a communication between the site of pain and your brain. We want something that can interrupt this message. A true compounding pharmacy such as ours has the proper equipment to prepare a pain-gel that will deliver the necessary ingredients directly to the areas that can block the pain message. An example of such a gel would be ketamine, gabapentin, clonidine, and baclofen in Lipoderm. Many other combinations exist, and it is quite common for our clients to feel a difference within minutes of first application. Get in touch with us, and we would be glad to give you or your physician more information on these compounded gels that could help you live pain free.