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Provide Patients with Quick Pain Relief Using Topical Analgesics

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

An analgesic, or pain reliever, is often used to help a person to cope with pain.  Although analgesics may not offer a solution to the pain, they do make managing it much easier.  For muscle and joint pain, topical analgesics are ideal.  Many people deal with chronic pain on a regular basis, and topical analgesics are one of the most effective and convenient ways to alleviate pain safely.

A topical analgesic is usually a gel, lotion, or cream that is applied externally to the skin.  Depending on the brand, these will give a warming, cooling, or tingling sensation that temporarily reduces pain.

After an injury one of the first things that a person will usually do is to apply ice or some other sort of cold item.  This will help to reduce pain immediately, but it offers other benefits as well.  Cold temperatures help to quickly reduce swelling and inflammation, which will help the body to heal faster and recover properly1.

Healthcare professionals recommend icing an injury multiple times per day as the safest treatment2, but for most people that is not practical.  Many who suffer from chronic pain do not have the luxury of staying home all day applying ice to their body.  Many health-conscious people are also adamantly against taking narcotic pain relievers, especially when driving, at work, or in other situations when their judgment and automotive skills may be impaired.  For those times, topical analgesics are the perfect solution.

Of course, when it comes to dealing with pain, the best approach is to find the root of the pain and treat it.  However, that may take a long time, and some chronic conditions must be managed as they cannot be resolved.  Alternatively, it is important to be able to get some relief and carry on with life as much as possible.  Topical analgesics help injuries and pain to be less intrusive.  Simply applying them to the sore area a few times per day will make a world of difference.

Many holistic health professionals like massage therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists, like to give their patients a natural pain-relief option to bring home with them after an appointment.  Of course, most healing treatments take multiple sessions to truly work, so it is nice to be able to provide patients with a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals in between appointments.  Additionally, this can provide healthcare professionals with some extra retail revenue that is not only profitable, but will also help to attract new patients.

At Scriphessco.com, practitioners can find the best topical analgesics on the market at competitive prices for their patients’ treatment as well as for retail sales.  Scrip Hessco is an online retailer of chiropractic supplies and equipment that has earned many loyal customers by providing brand-name products at the lowest prices possible.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items.

(1) – http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/rehab/a/heatorcold.htm

(2) – http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/first-aid/ice-or-heat-for-injury.htm

Three Ideas for Adding Retail to a Chiropractic Office

Monday, June 17th, 2013

In any business situation, it is important to grow and progress to keep up with modern demands.  These days, the most successful businesses are the ones who offer unique products and services that can’t be found elsewhere. The same is true for chiropractors.

In order to bring in extra revenue, many chiropractors try to offer other products in addition to their adjustments.  Becoming a source of unique products or services is a simple and effective way to attract new clients in the area and also keep loyal customers interested.  Carrying natural products that will benefit patients will also prove that the chiropractor is dedicated to the pursuit of healthy living.

Plenty of products are available today that can be incorporated in the chiropractor’s office.  Part of a chiropractor’s job is staying on top of the latest health advancements and sharing that information with their patients.  People expect their chiropractor to be committed to wellness and offering some of these excellent products is a great way to go above and beyond for each valued customer.

1.  Topical Analgesics.  Chiropractors are known for promoting non-pharmaceutical pain reducing options, and topical analgesics are an ideal product to offer.  These gels and creams are a  healthy way to reduce chronic pain from home.  Offering cooling or warming properties when applied, these help to reduce swelling and inflammation, while offering the user substantial relief from pain.  A tube of Biofreeze, for example, will last for quite some time, and can alleviate pain at home, at work, in the car, or anywhere else where icing may not be convenient.

2.  Cervical Pillows.  It is quite common for poor sleeping habits to cause neck and back problems. Many pillows and mattresses don’t provide the support that the average person requires, which means that they are putting undue pressure on their spine and neck as they sleep. (1)  Cervical pillows provide a better option than standard pillows and are ergonomically designed to keep the spine and neck as straight as possible.  This will provide a better night’s sleep and reduce tension on the body.

3.  Nutritional Supplements.  The goal of chiropractic is to live a  healthy lifestyle, and vitamins, supplemental cleansing teas, and foods, shakes, and sport drinks all go hand in hand with the basic wellness principles generally adhered to by chiropractors.  Teas like Chiro-Klenz may help to make a chiropractic adjustment more effective by cleansing the body of toxins beforehand.

These three products are a wonderful addition to any Chiropractor’s office.  A chiropractor can help his or her patients learn about new products and ideas that can directly benefit their lives, while bringing in some additional revenue in the process.  At Scriphessco.com there are plenty of quality options that will make adding a retail aspect to a chiropractic office simple.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items.

(1) – http://coonrapidschiropractic.com/18/back-pain/decrease-neck-back-pain-by-improving-sleep-habits/

 
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