An estimated 50 million Americans are partially or totally disabled due to some form of chronic pain. This makes pain the single most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help. If left untreated, acute pain can easily evolve into chronic pain and begin to significantly affect your quality of life. Chronic neuropathic and peripheral pain is often the result of multiple unknown sources, which share a common pathway of how pain is perceived and registered. Whether your pain is the result of disease or physical accidents, coping with chronic pain doesn’t have to be a daily struggle. Compounding pharmacies offer custom solutions to chronic pain management and can help you return to your normal daily activities and improve your quality of life. SandsRx is a group of proud compounding pharmacies serving Dallas, Fort Worth, and the entire state of Texas with compounding medications designed to treat a wide spectrum of chronic pain conditions. We have a depth of knowledge on all types of chronic pain and know that each type of pain requires a unique treatment plan.
Why Compounding Medications for Pain Management?
There are many mass-produced oral pain management medications on the market. Opioids, also known as narcotics, are a common treatment option for chronic pain. However, due to their dosage strength, dosage format or other factors, they can lead to unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, stomach irritation, gastritis, ulcers, and addiction. Additionally, many people have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, presenting further obstacles to pain treatment.
SandsRx Pharmacy specializes in pain management and offers custom compounded transdermal pain creams designed to treat neuropathic pain, peripheral pain, and spinal pain. These compounded medications are beneficial compared to what is commercially available for a few reasons. Firstly, the location, intensity, and causes of chronic pain are different and unique to each patient. Our team will create a custom prescription based on all of these factors to create the most effective medication possible, truly customized for you and your body. Transdermal therapy is the absorption of medication through the skin and provides a unique alternative to traditional methods of drug delivery and pain management. We can compound pain cream medications for patients with both acute and chronic pain including:
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that is caused by damage or disease to the nerves. This can lead to sensations such as tingling, throbbing, burning, and stabbing.
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Neuroma Pain
- Post-herpetic Neuralgia
- Chemotherapy induced Neuropathy
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Trigeminal Neuropathy
- Post-surgical neuropathy
- Thoracic outlet syndrome, etc.
Peripheral pain is a type of pain that affects the peripheral nervous system. This can include pain in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. peripheral pain is often chronic and can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, nerve damage, and inflammation.
- TMJ Syndrome
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Post Operative Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Acute & Chronic Tendon/Ligament Injuries
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
- Tension & Occipital Neuralgia Headache
Spinal pain can be very painful and often result in loss of ability to work. Whether it’s affecting your lumbar region or cervical region, this is usually due to the strain of back muscles and spinal ligaments. If left untreated, even prolonged sitting or lying down can be uncomfortable.
- Failed Back Syndrome/Neck Surgery Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated/Bulging Discs
The most common varieties of Transdermal Therapy are creams or gels that you rub onto the skin over your painful joints. Some types come in the form of a spray or a patch that sticks to the skin. Since the ingredients are absorbed through the skin, most topical medications are best used on joints that are close to the skin’s surface, such as joints in your hands or knees. Our innovative transdermal topical pain management medications offer many advantages:
- Rapid onset of relief
- Targeted to the site of pain
- High local concentrations
- Minimal Systemic Absorption
- Minimal Drug Interaction Risk
- Precise, customized formulations & dosages
- Most Insurance Accepted
How Do Compounded Pain Management Medications Work?
Most of the mass-produced topical pain management treatments on the market are utilizing a single ingredient approach, typically an anti-inflammatory, in hopes that decreasing inflammation will decrease pain. Compounded pain management creams use a multi-ingredient approach, incorporating four to six different ingredients. Each of these ingredients has a different mechanism of action, all working together synergistically to offer the possibility of a stronger therapeutic outcome for our patients.
At SandsRx Pharmacy, we use Lipoderm ActiveMax for the base in our pain cream formulations. This gluten-free base from PCCA has been clinically proven to effectively deliver drugs through a patient’s skin. The molecular structure of Lipoderm ActiveMax allows it to penetrate through multiple layers of skin, soft tissue, fascia, tendons and muscle. Lipoderm ActiveMax’s unique composition also enables it to successfully carry multiple ingredients at once and deliver those medications deep down to the origin site of the pain.
Here are the common ingredients we use in our compounded pain cream medications:
- NSAIDS (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs): Ketoprofen, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Piroxicam, Mefenamic Acid
- Muscle Relaxants: Cyclobenzaprine, Baclofen, Guaifenasin
- Anesthetics: Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Prilocaine
- Pain & Nerve Channel Blockers: Ketamine, Amantadine
- Nerve Agents: Amitriptyline, Gabapentin
- Calcium Channel Blocker: Verapamil, Nifedipine
- Other Pain Medications: Menthol, Capsaicin, Clonidine
Compounded pain management medications are available by prescription only. Please discuss it with your physician or contact us with your physician’s name and contact information, and we will supply them with information. SandsRx compounding pharmacy will work with your physician to design a custom compound using all FDA-approved ingredients to fit your specific needs. Our pharmacies are located in Wylie, Frisco, and McKinney, TX and we proudly serve patients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and all of Texas. We might even be able to ship medications if you’re out of state.
Contact our compounding pharmacy specialists near Dal for more information on how we can help you!