Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Pain - Critical Care PharmacyMusculoskeletal 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 Americans below the age of 45. Oral medications can make working nearly impossible due to their side effects.

Critical Care Pharmacy can provide a topical musculoskeletal pain cream that will 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.

Critical Care Pharmacy’s standard Musculoskeletal Pain Formula fits the need of the majority of patients with local muscle, tendon, disc and bone pain. It is our most popular product. We can further customize the combination when needed in order to meet the needs of nearly every patient. Contact your Critical Care Pharmacy representative or pharmacist for additional resources or questions.

Common Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions

  • Neck Pain - Critical Care PharmacyBack Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Myalgia
  • Stress Fractures

**Any pain affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.

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. Studies have shown higher levels reaching effected tissue when applied topically verses orally, resulting in greater local relief of symptoms.

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.

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