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Pain relief can be available without a prescription. And for centuries, ointments, rubs and liniments have been applied to the skin over painful areas. The topical pain relievers have withstood the tests of time, yet sometimes people overlook their existence. Over time, three basic ingredients have prevailed: the menthol products, the herbal products and the capsaicin products. All are worth trying.
The menthol products give your skin a cold sensation by stimulating the cold sensors in the skin. Over the years, I have heard the best results with a product that delivers cold therapy called Biofreeze . Although the company who produces Biofreeze has a rather simplistic explanation about how it works , all you need to know is that it does work for many people. If you have not tried it, you might be pleasantly surprised when you do.
Topical herbal products utilize a variety of substances used in Eastern medicines . One product that is frequently mentioned by name is Tiger Balm ....
Normally we don’t experience pain from osteoporosis until we sustain a fracture. Due to this lack of pain, some fractures may go unnoticed. This is not the case with all compression fractures and some can cause significant pain. If this happens to you, don’t wait to have it check since both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty spinal procedures can only be completed before the fracture starts to heal, which is generally within the first three months post fracture. Vertebroplasty can be accomplished on slightly older fractures, but kyphoplasty needs to be considered within the first three months and before the callous forms on the broken bone. For pain relievers that can be used during the healing phase see the list below.
Non-Surgical Pain Relievers
Lidoderm patches : These are patches you apply to the painful area that contains lidocaine to numb the area. These patches can only be worn for 12 hours, and there’s a lim...
NBP; Prostatodynia; Pelvic pain syndrome; CPPS; Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis; Chronic genitourinary pain
Treatment for nonbacterial prostatitis is difficult. The goal is to control symptoms, because a cure is difficult to achieve.
Many patients are treated with long-term antibiotics to make sure that bacteria are not causing their prostatitis. However, patients who have had symptoms for a long period of time and do not seem to benefit from antibiotics should stop taking them.
See: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Medications called alpha-adrenergic blockers help relax the muscles of the prostate gland. They include:
It usually takes about 6 weeks before these medicines start working.
Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may relieve symptoms in some patients.
Some people have had limited suc...
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