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Pills not helping your pain? Creams, patches effective too

Monday 9 March 2009

Woman Fox News reports on the potential advantages of using creams and patches for pain rather than pills if the body has difficulty in absorbing drugs via the stomach:

Can’t get rid of that throbbing pain in your shoulder?

If you have been popping pills for the past week in order to treat your pain, one expert said you might be going about your pain treatment plan all wrong.

“Nerve pain and tendinitis are difficult to treat by mouth,” said Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and author of the book “Pain-Free 1-2-3”.

“Topical pain creams are more effective and you can see results within a half-hour, with marked results within two weeks.”.”

The full article is here:

Fox News: Pills Not Helping Your Pain? Creams, Patches Effective Too



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