Manage Your Pain Medication with Carmichael’s
Chronic pain from surgical recovery, injuries and other conditions significantly impact daily life for people. This type of pain persists and does not seem to go away for weeks, months or years. Health problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite and mood changes, often accompany chronic pain. Chronic pain also may limit a person’s movements, which can reduce flexibility, strength and stamina.
Carmichael’s Retail and Compounding Pharmacies work closely with patients, their doctors and doctors’ offices to ensure the highest level of care, in a careful and timely manner. Our pharmacy care team has the expertise and compassion that is required when assisting patients undergoing medication therapy for a chronic pain condition. Our pharmacy care team also can help ensure chronic pain patients do not run out of medication with med sync, which allows patients to pick up their ongoing prescription refills on a single, convenient day each month.
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) offers chronic pain management tips to help an individual with chronic pain return to a fuller, more rewarding life:
- Accept the pain. Learn about your physical condition.
- Get involved in your recovery.
- Set priorities.
- Set realistic goals.
- Know your basic rights.
- Recognize your emotions. Reduce stress.
- Learn to relax.
- Regain control of your body.
- Reach out and share what you know.
The ACPA encourages all chronic pain sufferers to remember that as an individual, you have a role to play as the key member of your treatment team to reduce your suffering. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that self-management of chronic pain is a promising treatment approach in which the individual patient engages in problem-solving, pacing, decision-making, and taking actions to manage his/her pain. The NIH also indicates that self-management programs can differ to meet the needs of the individual patient, but the individualized program helps the person living with pain ultimately learn to think, feel and do better, despite the persistence of pain.
Carmichael’s Retail and Compounding Pharmacies serve as a single source for all medications to treat pain, pain-related and most chronic conditions. Pharmacists specialize in pain management medications and make the prescribing process easy with customer-friendly service. Carmichael’s Compounding Pharmacy specializes in the preparation of customized pain management medications to meet the specific needs of the individual patient. With a compounded prescription, the precise amount, strength and dosage can be combined to meet each patient’s needs for chronic pain management. If you or a loved one has a prescription to fill or needs over-the-counter pain relief medicines, contact Carmichael’s.