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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions On Pain Relief

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to reduce fever and relieve pain and inflammation from joints, muscles, and superficial skin wounds.

Opioids work in the brain to numb the pain receptors and can bring an overall feeling of pleasure which is why they can be highly addictive. They are used to treat pain from deeper within the body.

Some days can be worse than others when dealing with pain. Being tired, overexertion, and even stress can cause pain to increase. Take note of what could trigger this pain and talk to your doctor. In such cases, short-acting pain medication could be prescribed to manage this pain when needed.

Topical painkillers are analgesics for joint pain and muscle aches. They are applied to the body by spraying or rubbing onto the skin over the painful areas.

While topical pain creams and gels can provide great relief, there are also some very important points to remember when using them:

  • Read the instructions on the package insert and follow the directions carefully. 
  • Never apply directly to the wound surface or damaged skin. 
  • After applying, do not use a heating pad on the wound because this could cause burns. 
  • Do not use under a tight bandage. 
  • Wash hands thoroughly after applying. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes or genitals with the product on your hands. 
  • Check with your doctor before using topical medications that contain salicylates if you are allergic to aspirin or taking blood thinners.

Bio-temper pain relief uses cold therapy to soothe or heal aches and pains and to reduce swelling, pain, and nerve activity. It works by numbing pain and relaxing muscles through the cooling effect of menthol. Pain relief gels can be used to provide relief from pain due to arthritis, muscle ache and soreness, back pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, sprains and strains, migraines, headaches, menstrual cramps, and fibromyalgia.

You would think the right answer is to stop taking medication when your pain is gone. However, staying on top of the pain is always better rather than waiting for it to be at a high level and then playing catch-up with medication. If you have been prescribed medication or been advised to use over-the-counter pain relief, don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor.

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