Pain Management

Pain management all about symptom relief and treatment.

Pain Types We Assist

Chronic pain is a chronic problem as it effects 1 in every 5 Australians. Patients don’t only suffer from the pain itself; many suffer from the side effects of the medication they’re prescribed.
Acute Pain

From small sprains, inflammation, strains and muscle cramps

Chronic Pain

Arthritic conditions & others that cause spasms, burning and stabbing pain

Inflammatory Pain

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, CRPS & Phantom Limb

What Makes It Different

Pain Management

The goal of compounding medication for pain management is not to simply bombard patients with pain killers that can lead to more problems. It tries to target a variety of pathways to better manage pain more for patients, reduce the risk and severity of side effects.

Compounding offers a targeted approach to pain at East Coast Compounding

Made For You

Everyone's underlying cause of pain is different which why a personalised works best

Compounding offers a multimodal approach to pain at East Coast Compounding

Multimodal

By combining various different active ingredients we can target better multiple pain pathways

Compounding offers a safer approach to pain at East Coast Compounding

Less Side Effects

Using compounded transdermal preparations may decrease the likelihood of adverse effects

Target Symptoms

In a lot of cases, pain can not be cured but that does not mean symptom relief cannot be offered! Our ingredients and dosage forms can target:

  • Burning, stabbing, shooting and radiating nerve pain;
  • Cramping, spasms, stiffness, pins & needles and inflammatory pain;
  • Itching, numbness and intense irritation.
Target symptoms of pain
Compounding for pain management

Dosage Forms

Transdermal preparations are the most requested and prescribed by doctors, but we also offer troches, oral capsules, flavored liquid and rectal & urogenital suppositories/inserts, gels, creams and ointments.

Range of Ingredients

We offer accessibility to a wide range of the highest, pharmaceutical grade ingredients for both prescribed medicine and over the counter solutions.

These include: Amitriptyline, lidocaine, ketoprofen, diclofenac, amitriptyline, tramadol, gabapentin, pregabalin, ketamine, baclofen, clonidine, low dose naltrexone (LDN) and more!

Pain Management

Unique Pain Solutions

Check out the range of unique over the counter and prescription treatment options for pain management available to you at East Coast Compounding

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How We've Helped Others

01.

The Burden of Side Effects

Margaret, an elderly lady with very painful nerve pain in her foot was given medication to help reduce her pain.

Unfortunately, the side effects from the medication cause her extreme drowsiness. She feels uncomfortable driving and stays at home almost every day feeling like a zombie. This is also dangerous as she could have slipped or fallen whilst drowsy, leading to injuries.

Even though her pain had reduced significantly, Margaret felt down because she couldn’t go out visit friends and family.

How We Helped

Margaret’s compounding pharmacist at East Coast Compounding suggested to her doctor that the formulation be changed to one that could be applied the skin.

She was told to apply the medication to the lower region of her spine. This meant that the medication was able to block the pain signal before it was able to reach the brain and give the sensation of pain.

Because the medication wasn’t taken orally, Margaret noticed a reduction in her drowsiness, but felt greater pain management.

02.

When Medication Loses Its Touch

Greg suffered a painful back injury after a car crash a few years ago and was prescribed painkillers but over time experienced issues. He had to be prescribed higher strengths and more of them to manage his pain.

Greg always felt his pain management protocol was not as good as it could have been.

How We Helped

Through compounding, his pharmacist at East Coast Compounding recommended various alternative medicated approaches to Greg’s doctor.

These included using other medication in lower strengths because of their synergistic effect. This is because the new medication worked through different pathways and used preparations applied to the skin.

This led to Greg decreasing the amount of his regular pain killers he was taking, meaning he felt better. Because the newly introduced medication worked on various pathways to block the pain, he also felt that his pain management protocol was the best it had been for years!