Topical Pharmaceutical Compounds for Pain Relief Available for Nevada Residents
Cirrus Medical Network (CirrusMED) offers its patients in Nevada a customized topical medication program. Topical analgesic medications treat pain at the source, which provides numerous benefits when compared with other treatment options. Additionally, topical analgesic compounds provide a safe alternative to oral medications with minimal systemic absorption.
The compounding of medications allows a pharmacist to prepare medications customized to meet the needs of physicians for their patients. FDA-Approved medications, including: anti-inflammatories, analgesics, neuropathic agents, and other medications, are compounded with a base to facilitate absorption of the medications.
These compounded medications can attack pain, inflammation and other targeted medical conditions at their source without significant side effects. The program is easy to implement, and your Cirrus Medical Network provider can begin providing appropriate patients with a superior solution to traditional treatment regimens.
Some benefits include: Formulations
- Direct delivery to target pain receptors to treat the pain at its source
- Quick measurable and identifiable pain relief
- Improved patient compliance and outcomes
- Minimum systemic absorption—Significantly reduce organ toxicity and side effects, including gastrointestinal distress, when compared with oral NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
- Optimize therapy—Combine more than one medication and type of medication in a prescription
- Direct to door delivery at no cost to patient
- Reduce possibility of adverse drug interactions
- Use only FDA approved active ingredients
- Significant clinical research to support the success in topical treatments
- Covered by most PPO insurances and workers compensation carriers
What is Musculoskeletal Pain?
Millions of people across the country suffer from some sort of musculoskeletal pain. Simply put, it is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Pain can be found in the back, neck, shoulder, and other areas as well. Issues such as lower back pain have even been referred to as the most common cause of disability in Americans below the age of 45. Musculoskeletal topical compounds can effectively treat musculoskeletal pain with significantly less systemic absorption than traditional oral pharmaceuticals, since the medication is applied directly to the affected area.
One clinical research trial, published in 2003, states that:
“Targeted peripheral analgesics can provide significant pain relief in a variety of acute and chronic pain disorders. This is achieved with a much lower incidence of systemic side effects compared with analgesics administered orally, transdermally, parenterally, or through a spinal route…”
Argoff CE: Targeted Topical Peripheral Analgesics in the Management of Pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports 2003, 7:34–38
While musculoskeletal pain may be the most common type of pain due to the broad nature of it’s definition, I’ll discuss in future articles the benefits of topical compounded analgesics in other causes of pain such as neuropathic, vascular, and joint specific.