“NSAIDs are stronger pain medications than opioids.
Several Cochrane Reviews have looked at the effectiveness of pain relievers. The combination of 200 mg of ibuprofen and 500mg of acetaminophen is one of
the strongest pain reliever combinations available. It is clearly more efficacious than any of the opioids used alone or in combination with acetaminophen.”
—Dr. Dan Teater, MD serves as medical Advisor with National Safety Council
“Ice and Heat are Effective Therapy for Pain
When used sensibly, they are safe treatments which make people feel better and have some effect on pain levels and there are few harms associated with their use.”
—(Patient: December 2016 , Dr.Jan Sambrook)
Arnica a topical analgesic is effective
“Topical Arnica used immediately after intense eccentric exercise …it demonstrates the possibility of providing pain relief three days post –eccentric exercise.”
—European Journal of Sport Science ; Aug 16 , 2013)
Osteoarthritis.Early research shows that using an arnica gel product (A. Vogel Arnica Gel, Bioforce AG, Switzerland) twice daily for 3 weeks reduces pain and stiffness and improves function in people with osteoarthritis in the hand or knee. Other research shows that using the same gel works as well as the painkiller ibuprofen in reducing pain and improving function in the hands.
—Web MD : Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Arnica also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne. Arnica also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne.
—Arnica and Bug Bites. Web MD : Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Comfort System Makes it Easy to Make a Decision about Treatment for Pain
“The Dr Linda ‘s Comfort System is convenient. I have notice elderly people needing pain medications running down multiple aisle trying to find the hot/cold compresses and pain medication that might be further away.” Lauren Stock person at Walgreen Commerce MI