Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Pain can be found in the back, neck, shoulder, and other areas as well. Many patients suffer from widespread musculoskeletal pain. Issues such as lower back pain have even been referred to as the most common cause of disability in American below the age of 45. Oral medications can make working nearly impossible due to their side effects.
Four Corners Compounding can provide a topical musculoskeletal pain cream that will target the specific site of a patientsʼ pain. This cream contains multiple agents that target the various pathways that cause musculoskeletal pain. Using a topical cream should decrease the amount of oral pain medications needed, reduce gastrointestinal distress, and decrease unwanted side effects. A topical cream for musculoskeletal pain is a much less invasive than traditional medications or surgical procedures.
Four Corners Compoundingʼs musculoskeletal formula can be customized to meet an individual patientʼs needs. Contact your Four Corners Compounding representative or pharmacist for additional resources or questions regarding topical use for musculoskeletal pain.
Ketamine acts peripherally to antagonize NMDA receptors as well as provide local anesthesia.
Flurbiprofen is an anti-inflammatory (NSAID). NSAIDs have long been used for chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain. Used topically, unwanted gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects are drastically avoided.
Gabapentin is used to treat the neuropathic hyperexcitabilty at the pain site.
Baclofen and Cyclobenzaprine are muscle relaxers that when used topically are highly effective in muscle tissue at the site of pain, allowing for effective dosing with minimal systemic absorption that could cause drowsiness if taken orally.
Common Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Stress Fractures
**Any pain affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.