Pain Management

Pain is one of the most common reasons people consult a physician. Progress has been made in understanding the origin and progression of pain, allowing improved assessment and subsequent treatment, thereby reducing needless suffering, lost productivity, while improving overall quality of life. The International Association for the Study of Pain has defined pain as, "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage."

Acute Pain
Acute pain is defined by a recent onset and is of a transient nature. Examples include post-surgical pain, burns, bone fractures, where pain subsides as the injury heals.

Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is further defined by a persistence of pain lasting at least 3 months or beyond. The acute phase, a pattern of recurrence or by association with a chronic, pathologic process. Chronic pain may have multiple causes and factors and is more difficult to treat, usually requiring a multi-disciplinary approach and accompanying customized treatment protocols. Examples include: neuropathic pain, diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, cancer pain, and arthritic pain.

Tri-State Compounding Pharmacy has received training in the preparation of customized dosage forms to meet each patient's specific needs. We offer many unique options for pain management, regardless of origin and whether pain is acute or chronic. By working together with the patient and physician, we can individualize medications and make any necessary adjustments to maximize pain relief.

We customize prescription medications in three basic categories:

  • Topical
  • Oral capsules
  • Oral liquids