Pain: Straight Talk
Why Pain Creams?
For those suffering from chronic or acute pain or nerve disorders, there are many worries and concerns about sustained, prolonged use of oral medications. Issues involving the gastrointestinal system, first-pass hepatic metabolism (liver pass) and side effects often keep people from consistently maintaining their regimen. There are also concerns about possible addiction or abuse.
Transdermal pain therapy delivers relief through the skin directly to the site of the injury or illness. Since it is applied locally, it will minimize the discomfort without experiencing the unpleasant side effects of oral medications. Applying the cream directly to the skin also minimizes absorption to the blood stream while reacting with the pain receptors. This also reduces the chance of drug interactions with other medications and relieves fear of abuse or addiction.
Centered around PCCA’s Lipoderm™ Base, other active medications or agents can be compounded together to specifically target a wide variety of pain or nerve conditions. Our Pharmacists will work with your Doctor to find a formulation that is right for you.
- Sports Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis