One of the scariest things about aging or caring for an older adult is knowing health problems tend to exacerbate each other in a downward spiral of negative effects. One trip or fall, one forgetful moment, a bump on the head or a trip to the ER can open up a world of new medical experiences and side effects that erode enjoyment from the sunset years of your loved one’s life.
So, when the seniors we love and care for are living with chronic pain, we look for the safest and most effective solution that will keep them out of the doctor’s office and help them live an abundant and happy life.
Problems with treating seniors’ chronic pain
Some people have understandable apprehension about taking prescribed or even over-the-counter medicines or supplements for pain. With side effects that may be unpredictable and irreversible – and in some cases with unproven efficacy – these drugs lead many seniors and their caregivers to look to alternatives like physical therapy or even virtual reality for chronic pain relief.
Many over-the-counter remedies for chronic pain are created to address the symptom – the acute pain – without treating the root cause of the pain itself, which is often out-of-control inflammation, according to Ryan Gresh, CEO of The Feel Good Lab, maker of natural pain relief solutions.
“Most medications aren’t designed to help you heal—they just mask pain,” he said. “So, people have to keep buying medications or refilling prescriptions.”
This means you might be working with a cocktail of anti-inflammatory drugs, in addition to any prescription medications your senior takes for other conditions.
More medications equals a higher chance of dangerous drug interactions, missed doses and reduced efficacy. In addition, one of the more common reasons for emergency room visits is gastrointestinal bleeding, and one of the main causes of GI bleeding is overuse of anti-inflammatory oral medications like aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
Seniors are looking for pain-relief alternatives
Many older adults are already taking multiple prescriptions daily to manage conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, back and joint pain, and cognitive decline. And for those who struggle with swallowing or managing medication schedules and dosages, adding more pills to the medicine cabinet can seem like more trouble than it’s worth.
Without addressing the cause of the chronic pain, there’s little hope it will ever truly go away to allow seniors a decrease in their daily dose of medications. The Feel Good Lab, however, has a new perspective on pain management it calls “fighting pain with wellness,” and it may be the relief you’ve been looking for.
A new topical solution for chronic pain relief
The Feel Good Lab’s Natural Pain Cream is an all-natural, over-the-counter topical solution that mitigates acute pain for quick relief while targeting the root cause of the pain so it lessens over time. Approved by the FDA for chronic pain treatment, the cream delivers a pain-relieving formula through the skin instead of through the GI tract—virtually eliminating the dangerous side effects of oral anti-inflammatories. There’s also virtually no danger of adverse reactions with current medications or a need to fear addiction or overuse.
The cream is strong enough to tackle the toughest pains of endurance runners yet gentle enough for people as young as two and those with sensitive skin.
By managing chronic pain with the Natural Pain Cream, seniors can maintain a healthy and cherished independence for longer. The cream can be ordered online, shipped directly to the home, and applied after a shower or bath, or simply after applying a warm, wet washcloth to the pained area. This application process creates the ideal scenario for the cream to be fully absorbed.
“We recommend in that first week you use our product two to four times [a day], then you can reduce your frequency as your pain lessens,” said Gresh.
And if that doesn’t work, they’ll refund your money.
Feel good inside and out
Gresh said The Feel Good Lab’s holistic and family-centric approach offers the comfort of your old neighborhood drugstore, where the pharmacist knew everyone by name and cared for the well-being of customers like friends and family.
“What differentiates us is we are a small, family-run business in one of the most competitive markets in the world,” he said. “We still own our pharmacy and functional medicine practice and see patients every day.”
The Natural Pain Cream has all the effective pain- and inflammation-fighting ingredients with none of the potentially dangerous ingredients found in many OTC medicines. Its menthol ingredient soothes the acute pain at the point of contact, while the other natural ingredients like arnica, turmeric, glucosamine and vitamin E work to address the underlying root cause of the pain, which is often out-of-control inflammation.
“Pain relief creams shouldn’t be packed with useless fillers or toxic preservatives,” Gresh said. “Pain relief creams shouldn’t make you stink.”
Another comforting aspect many seniors and caregivers appreciate is that the purchase is virtually risk-free. If you find it doesn’t have the pain-relieving effects your senior needs, they can stop using it without any dangerous side effects.
View hundreds of real Natural Pain Cream user reviews, order a tube for yourself, and check out other products like clinical-grade supplements and at-home diagnostic tests at thefeelgoodlab.com.