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Pain Management

  1. November 01, 2023

    Different pains require different drugs

    We all experience multiple types of pain throughout our lives. Bee stings, sunburns, and skinned knees are all examples of acute, short-term pain, but pain can also be chronic. Chronic pain comes from underlying inflammation that for some reason has become long-term.

    Pain is actually a protective mechanism — pulling away from a hot stove prevents us from getting burnt when cooking, and chronic pain can be our body’s way of telling us that something is out of balance. Pain becomes a problem, however, when the underlying causes aren’t easily corrected.

    Compounding pharmacists can work with you and your physician to find a medication therapy for your pain, no matter what type of pain it is.

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  2. March 30, 2023

    Mayo Clinic review finds LDN can help with fibromyalgia

    A new study out of the Mayo Clinic (with a partner in South Korea) found that low-dose naltrexone seems both to work just great for combating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It was already used off-label for that purpose, but the authors wanted to add a dose of science — to “systematically assess the current evidence.”

    Voila! In looking at the studies out there, they found that LDN helped manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia with “no severe adverse events were reported.”

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