If you want to target a specific painful area or traditional pain medications are not doing the job, then topical medications are the potential solution. Ranging from patches to gels and creams, topical treatments can provide localized pain relief. An added bonus is that these treatments are typically safe and effective.
Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it official: Lyrica, the trade name of the Pfizer drug pregabalin, was approved as a treatment for fibromyalgia. This is the first drug to be specifically approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia, this based on the findings that it reduced pain and improved the ability to…