While most of us are familiar with chronic joint and muscle pain and the medications commonly used to treat them, nerve pain is often another matter. In some cases, at least part of the pain associated with an injured and inflamed muscle or joint may come from “neuropathic” pain, producing sharp, stinging, or radiating pain. In the case of neuropathic pain, the nerve that once only transmitted the pain then becomes an additional source of pain. To treat this problem, doctors and patients may turn to some drugs that were initially developed to treat depression and seizure disorders. When taken in additional to conventional pain relievers, anti-convulsants or anti-depressants may help control nerve pain.

Nerve pain can occur in people of any age. Signs and symptoms of nerve pain depend on which nerve is affected. Diagnostic testing is performed to find the cause of the nerve pain since there aren’t any precise tests for nerve pain. Neuropathic pain, also called nerve pain, is one of the many classes of chronic pain and can be caused by nerve damage, irritation or destruction.

Pain is very difficult to manage. Med-Fast Compounding offers topical pain agents that are applied directly to the skin to relieve pain. The goal of topical medications is to reduce inflammation and nerve pain only at the affected area of the body. A benefit of topical pain relief is to avoid side effects of oral pain medications. Topical formulations are available in: cream, gel, ointment, balm & spray. Our Pharmacy experts work closely with your physician to create a pain management medication specific to help ease your specific aches and pains. Ask your physician about a pain management plan for you. At Med-Fast Pharmacy, we are happy to give you the information you need to possibly explain what you can do to alleviate some of your discomfort.

Hint: One of the most common causes of neuropathic pain is diabetes