At Union Avenue Compounding Pharmacy, we know that everyone deals with some form of pain from time to time. In fact, pain is the most common symptom people report when seeking medical attention. Often pain is acute and short-lived, such as a headache caused by stress, or a muscle strain caused by a work or sports injury. Simple remedies like aspirin or a heating pad may suffice. Other times, acute pain devolves into chronic pain – the type of pain that returns when treatment wears off. Meaning people live with debilitating, continually painful conditions such as lower back pain, migraines, arthritis or fibromyalgia.

There are many pain relievers on the market to help with these conditions. However, due to their strength, dosage form, or other factors, they can lead to unwanted side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or stomach irritation. Additionally, many people have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, presenting further obstacles to pain treatment.

What are my options?

Makers of mass-produced pain relievers often formulate their products based on an “average patient”: average body weight, average pain tolerance, and so on. Your symptoms, your body weight, your pain tolerance, and other factors are unique to you. Why should you accept these limitations as part of your daily struggle with chronic pain? Why should you have to settle with constant discomfort? With customized medication from our compounding pharmacy, you may not have to!

Union Avenue Compounding Pharmacy offers tailor-made medication options to help you deal with your pain management.

Move Past Your Pain and Start Living a Full Life

Working with your provider, we may be able to provide alternate ways to deliver your pain medication including:

  • Topical Gels

  • Creams or Lotions

  • Foams

  • Sprays

  • Nasal Sprays

  • Suppositories

You may take a variety of medications to address your pain issues. Often, we can compound your various medications into a single capsule or topical preparation for your convenience. With topical compounded medications, we see many patients receive convenient, targeted relief, in precise dosages, and with potentially fewer side effects.

“No one should accept living a life plagued by chronic pain. Never give up on yourself. It’s likely that you just haven’t found the unique solution tailor-made for you and your path to healing.”

-Dr. Kim Burkes
Owner, Union Avenue Compounding Pharmacy