Pain Management

A New Approach to Pain.

Pain Applications

 
Genesis Pharmacy offers topical pain formulations that contain agents commonly used to treat inflammatory and nerve-related conditions. The ingredients available for your doctor to prescribe can be used for a variety of conditions.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Myofacial issues
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Colorectal conditions
  • Arthritis

Orthopedic and Inflammatory Issues

  • Tendinopathies
  • Jumper's knee
  • Runner's knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fasciitis
  • Fibromatosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries

At Genesis Pharmacy, we take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and treating pain.  By partnering with a wide array of prescriber specialties, we have developed a list of commonly prescribed formulations that include multiple medications to help reduce pain.  Our Topical Pain Formulations are based on the latest clinical research in pain management, and use quality ingredients specialized for your needs.

Genesis pharmacists understand the impact pain can have on your life. We're here to help.

Pain is the brain's interpretation of an unpleasant feeling or sensation experienced by the body.

Most of the time, pain is the body's way of telling us something is off. While there are many causes of pain, these sensations are often the result of tissue damage, or potential for tissue damage.  Injury, trauma, strain or the mechanical breakdown of joints all use pain as a way to tell us something is wrong.

Based on the condition, pain can result from the body's natural inflammatory process, damaged or over-active nerves, or a combination of both. The system of nerve pathways responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain is complex, and as a result, it may be hard to locate the source of painful sensations.

The length of time that pain lasts can vary from person to person. Pain that lasts up to three months is typically considered "acute" pain, while pain lasting longer than three months is considered to be "chronic."

Two Types of Pain

Acute Pain
  • Typically lasts less than 3 months
  • May follow a traumatic event such as injury or surgery
Chronic Pain
  • Typically lasts longer than 3 months
  • Can potentially impact someone's quality of life

Inflammation

 
Inflammation is an immune response to tissue injury or infection.
Inflammation can be triggered by tissue injury, trauma, exposure to heat or chemicals, or infection by viruses, bacteria, parasites, or even fungi.
Acute Inflammation is Characterized by Physical Signs
  • Redness, heat and swelling can result from increased blood flow to the site of injury.

  • Swelling can compress nerve ending near the injury, causing the characteristic pain associated with inflammation.

  • Inflammation usually results in impaired function, which has the effect of limiting movement and forcing rest of the injured joint to aid in healing.

Neuropathy and Pain Management

What is Neuropathy?

Autonomic neuropathy refers to the symptoms occurring when there is damage to the nerves that manage daily bodily functions such as:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Bowel and bladder emptying
  • Digestion

Neuropathy is a disorder of condition that occurs when certain nerves in your body (the ones outside the brain and the spinal cord) are damaged. 

Individualized medicine may be an especially valuable option for treating nerve pain and neuropathy.

There are many kinds of nerve damage, but the most common is peripheral neuropathy. 

Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage that may occur anywhere in the body, but typically causes pain and loss of sensation in the hands and feet.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

What are the symptoms of Neuropathy?

What Causes Neuropathy?

The most common cause of both peripheral and autonomic nerve damage is diabetes. Neuropathy associated with diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy.

Other Causes of Peripheral and Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer
  • Physical injury or trauma
  • Systemic diseases such as kidney or metabolic disorders
  • Inherited disorders
  • Poisoning due to heavy metals, such as lead
  • Poor blow flow to the legs, or other nerve pressure
  • Drugs that treat infections, cancer, and high blood pressure
  • Certain infectious diseases

Autonomic Neuropathy

Long-term damage:

  • Difficulty swallowing, digesting
  • Bladder control
  • Heart function (dizziness, lightheadedness)
  • Inability to feel chest pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sweating

Peripheral Neuropathy

Early symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness, cramping
  • Undetected sores on the feet
 

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