✓ Back Pain
✓ Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy
✓ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
✓ Epicondylitis – Golfers and Tennis Elbow
✓ Failed Back Syndrome
✓ Diabetic Neuropathy
✓ Musculoskeletal Pain
✓ Muscle Spasms
✓ Peripheral Neuropathy
✓ Plantar Fasciitis
✓ Phantom Limb Pain
✓ Neuropathic Pain
✓ Post-Surgical Pain
✓ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
✓ Rheumatoid Arthritis
✓ Sports-Related Pain
✓ Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ)
✓ Trigeminal Neuralgia
✓ Upper/Lower Back Pain
Pain management is crucial. Even when the underlying disease process is unvarying, uncontrolled pain can prevent patients from working productively and enjoying recreational activities. Chronic pain may have a countless number of causes and perpetuating factors. It can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain, requiring a multidisciplinary approach and customized treatment protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.
There are numerous ways to treat pain. Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties including some antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, anesthetics, antiviral agents, and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) antagonists.
By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, physicians have found that smaller concentrations of each medication can be used.
Topical and transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain) and combinations of medications can be used alone or in combination for neuropathic pain (e.g., gabapentin, clonidine, ketamine). Side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided when medications are used topically. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism.
We know that the right medicine can change someone’s life and for decades we have been delivering that promise with our professionally compounded medicines.
- Comply with government standards
- Use the quality raw materials that meet or exceed USP standards
- Test products internally and send samples to an independent laboratory for testing
- Review each prescription numerous times during preparation as part of our rigorous operating procedures
- Build strong relationships with patients and medical providers to complete the treatment circle and provide the best health care possible.
The processes we have developed over time and continue to improve and test regularly make a difference in the end product. Stokes guarantees the reliability of its compounded medicines for safety, stability and potency.