Compounded nerve pain modifiers provide a personalized, tailored approach to treating nerve pain.
What is nerve pain?
Nerve pain results from damage to or overstimulation of the nervous system. It can present as pain, numbness, tingling, or burning sensation. Nerve pain can be caused by several things, including diabetes, shingles, stroke, trauma, or fibromyalgia and can be very debilitating if not treated appropriately.
How do nerve pain modifiers work?
Nerve pain is often treated by anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and/or topical pain agents that all work in different ways.
- Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin and pregabalin inhibit the release of neurotransmitters, which are thought to cause pain when they are overactive
- Antidepressants are often used to treat nerve pain. It is not well understood why these products provide pain relief, but studies have shown that their effect on serotonin may play a role
- Topical pain agents like lidocaine can be applied directly to the skin to provide relief from pain that is localized to a smaller area of the body
How does compounding help?
As with any type of pain, treatment for nerve pain should be tailored to each individual person. The best product will be chosen based on the root cause of the pain and additional symptoms and medical conditions the patient is experiencing. Compounding allows your doctor and pharmacist to work together to further tailor the treatment approach.
Many people require more than one product to effectively treat neuropathic pain and compounding can combine multiple products with different ways of working into an easy to use product.
Compounding can also provide people with alternative ways to take the medication. For example, nerve pain modifiers can be made into capsules, liquids, lotions, or creams depending on your preference and needs. Flavoring and coloring can also be used to help make the medication more palatable.
If you are interested in learning more about nerve pain modifiers visit your neighborhood pharmacy ReNue Rx in Frisco and talk to your ReNue Rx pharmacist to find the best solution for your neuropathic pain.
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