Pain Management

Many patients live with chronic pain on a daily basis. Commonly prescribed medication for pain relief can cause unwanted side effects.

We compound transdermal pain creams and gels. These can be customised in both strength and ingredients for the individual patient. We also compound palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) 300mg and 400mg capsules that can be prescribed for chronic pain.

Pain is a very common condition. Around one third of Australians are in pain, with one in five reporting that their pain is constant. The occurrence of pain rises as people get older, and women are more likely to be in pain than men. Pain management strategies include pain-relieving medications, physical or occupational therapy, and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture and massage).

Studies suggest that a person’s outlook and the way they cope emotionally with long-term (chronic) pain can influence their quality of life. Counselling can help support you to manage the emotional and psychological effects of chronic pain. Understanding the causes of your pain can help reduce your fear and anxiety.

Causes of pain

Pain may be anything from a dull ache to a sharp stab, and can range from mild to extreme. Pain may be located in one part of the body or it may be widespread.

Causes of pain in adults include medical conditions (such as cancer, arthritis and back problems), injuries and surgery. The most commonly reported pain is back pain. Pain involving the limbs, shoulder, neck and head is also common.

To order or for more information on Pain management Compounding, please speak to one of our pharmacists in-store or contact us.

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