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.
For patients with chronic pain involving limited areas of the body, they might not have to expose themselves to the toxicities of oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Motrin and Naproxen. These toxicities can lead to stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, kidney problems and liver problems, to name a…