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​​Impingement Syndrome * Rotator Cuff Tendinitis * Inflammation of the long tendon of the biceps * Inflammation of the pectoral muscle insertion * Frozen Shoulder also known as adhesive capsulitis * Iliotibial band friction syndrome * Meniscus Injuries * Knee Plica * Osteochondritis Disecans * Herniated Disc * Spondylolysis * Spondylolisthesis
 

Management of chronic pain is as important as the method of treatment. in relation to acute, post trauma and post operative pain its essential to promote the well being of the patient by encouraging the use of none mind altering medications to prevent addiction. In the case of stabilized pain conditions an effective pain management will encourage and not impede productive and safe work environment, maintain family relations and an enjoyable recreational time.  Chronic pain is often caused by a variety of reasons and may become an permanent problem due to factors that exacerbate the basic problem such as allergic reaction, fatigue, gastric discomfort and psychogenic factors. Chronic pain management requires an effective collaborated effort of pharmacist, physician and sometimes even psychological counselors; a multi-disciplinary approach individualizes treatment methods.

The most effective treatments generally include medications with anti-depressants, anti-arrhythmics,  anesthetics, anti-viral medication, NMDA antagonists, including dextromethorpan and ketamine.  These medications combined in appropriate customized dosages may reduce nocioceptor response thus minimizing the use of opioids. The combinations of medications having mechanisms that produce the sensation of pain can reduce the concentration of component medications.

LOYOLA PHARMACY in combination with prescribers often use gels, ointments and creams that penetrate the skin. TRANSDERMAL MEDICATIONS, OFFER LOCALIZED, SITE-SPECIFIC TREATMENT while decreasing or eliminating common systemic side effects generally associated with oral medications; since compounds bypass the gastrointestinal system to deliver  the necessary medication. Additional benefits, the prescriber may combine various medications into one non-systemic transdermal pain medication with greater concentrations of the effective medication facilitating optimum effect.