Pain Management Solutions

At Doug's Compounding Pharmacy, we understand that chronic and acute pain can be detrimental to your day-to-day living. That’s why our experienced compounding pharmacist, Doug Higgins, goes to great lengths to ensure patients receive the best in pharmaceutical care.

In fact, Higgins is recognized by his peers as an authority on the use of compounded medications in the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain and has been a featured speaker at several national conferences. It is this same expertise and concern that he utilizes in speaking with patients during one-on-one pain consultations.

Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties, including some antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, anesthetics, antiviral agents, and NMDA antagonists. By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, practitioners have had great success in treating chronic pain.

Transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain), for trigger point application (e.g., combinations of medications for neuropathic pain), or in a base that will allow systemic absorption. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism; therefore, side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided.

To learn more, or to schedule a pain consultation, contact Doug’s Compounding Pharmacy at 217-379-3684.

The following is a list of some of the pain conditions for which we commonly compound medications:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Burning Foot Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain
  • Gout
  • Head, Neck, and Facial Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders)

We work together with prescriber and patient to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact Doug to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.

Contact the experienced pain management pharmacists of Doug's Compounding Pharmacy, and schedule your one-on-one pain management consultation! We look forward to serving you!

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When I came to Doug's Pharmacy, my neuropathy pain in my feet was very severe. After using the cream from Doug's Pharmacy, my pain is dramatically improved. My sleep is improved as well."
…Rick M.
The pain and burning and not being able to find out what was wrong was so disturbing. I thought I was going to burn for the rest of my life. I could not go outside or even ride in a car without covering up. The medication on spots on my neck and back has helped so much. I had been to eleven doctors with no relief until the final doctor contacted Doug for help."
…Joyce C.
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