How to Stop Menstrual Cramps Fast!

What is a menstrual cramp?                                                                                                                                                  IMG_1631

• Throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen that can be intense
• Pain that starts 1 to 3 days before your period, peaks 24 hours after the onset of your period and subsides in 2 to 3 days
• Dull, continuous ache
• Pain that radiates to your lower back and thighs

What are the treatments for menstrual cramps?

Well doctors usually will recommend an anti-inflammatory medication because the menstrual cramps are caused inflammation in the uterus.

What is a good anti-inflammatory medication for menstrual cramps?

Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets are nonprescription anti-inflammatory medication that last longer than other analgesics so you only need to take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening to be free from menstrual cramps the whole day!

What other treatments are available for menstrual cramps?

Teas, heating pads, light exercise, herbs have little benefit. Why? These treatments don’t stop inflammation in the uterus!

How to stop menstrual cramps fast?

Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets.

Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets


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How to Live with Osteoarthritis

November 28, 2017

Jamie Belcastro, RPh

Belmora LLC

Optimal treatments for longer lasting pain relief!

Osteoarthritis (OA), which is the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive disorder caused by the breakdown of cartilage that cushions the joints. When the cartilage in the joint breaks down the bones come into contact within a joint of the body and this causes the pain and inflammation.1,2 Ultimately this leads to reduced joint mobility, as well as, stiffness, and weakness that can negatively impact an individual’s ability to perform routine tasks and consequently reduce his or her overall quality of life.

Although OA can occur in individuals of any age, its incidence increases with age, especially in those 65 years and older. OA generally occurs in older people since the body’s joints begin to endure the effects of many years of stress and strain.1,2 OA can occur in any joint, but the most commonly affected areas are the joints of the fingers, base of the thumbs, hips, knees, neck, big toes, and lower back.1-5 Without adequate pain relief, OA patients cannot perform activities of daily living and their quality of life diminishes.

Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
OA typically develops slowly and worsens over time, especially if left untreated. Risk factors can be classified as genetic, metabolic, or environmental. Common risk factors associated with OA include the following1- 5:

  • Increased age
  • Gender (more common in women)
  • Obesity
  • Joint injury
  • Genetics
  • Repetitive stress on joints due to certain occupations or sports
  • Bad posture
  • Other medical conditions, such as diabetes or gout

Diagnosing Osteoarthritis
OA symptoms typically develop gradually, with variable severity. The most common signs and symptoms include the following1-5:

  • Pain and stiffness in the affected joint after periods of inactivity such as sleeping or sitting for an extended period
  • Swelling or tenderness in 1 or more joints
  • Limited range of motion
  • Increased pain after exercising or putting pressure on the affected joint
  • Crackling or grinding sensation with joint movement
  • Bone spur formation around the joint

Treating Osteoarthritis 
Although there is no cure for OA, a variety of treatment options can help decrease pain and maintain joint mobility. Typically, the main goal of OA treatment is to improve the patient’s overall quality of life by relieving pain and enhancing joint mobility and function. It is unlikely that a single treatment can keep an OA patient pain free during the entire day.


The body’s pain threshold changes during the day, and when the body encounters stress from lifting or undertaking physical activities the stress placed on the affected arthritic joints increases and the pain threshold decreases.


Therefore, it is important to have an arthritis treatment that can handle the changes in your pain threshold during the day, so the OA patient can be pain free during the day.
Commonly used oral medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets. Topical analgesics such as capsaicin cream are also applied directly to the skin.


Flanax Liniment which contains capsaicin, menthol, and methyl salicylate provides a triple action defense to stopping pain. Using the Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets twice daily and applying the Flanax Liniment throughout the day should keep you pain free all-day long.


Your physician may also recommend corticosteroid injections for temporary pain relief. To ensure safety and avoid potential drug interactions, always consult your physician or pharmacist before taking any OTC medications, including supplements. Other therapies include physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, rest, heat and cold therapy, weight loss, and the use of support devices to take strain off joints, such as canes and splints. In some cases, surgery is warranted.

Living with Osteoarthritis 
Individuals with OA can lead normal and active lives, especially if OA is identified early and treated properly. You can become an active partner in your treatment by:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Engaging in light regular exercise when appropriate to enhance flexibility and strength
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting sufficient rest and relaxation
  • Developing means to reduce and manage stress
  • Protecting your joints from injury by stretching before any exercise


1. Understanding arthritis. WEBMD website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
2. Osteoarthritis. Mayo Clinic website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
3. What is osteoarthritis? Arthritis Foundation website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
4. Osteoarthritis and you. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Accessed November 27, 2017.
5. Handout on health: Osteoarthritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Accessed November 27, 2017.

What is the best treatment for back pain?

November 17, 2017
Jamie Belcastro RPh
Belmora LLC
There are many treatments for back pain, including pills, patches, belts, compresses, and topical treatments. Which is best for you?
Back pain is the second most common neurologic ailment in the United States—only headache is more common. Within a given year, up to 50% of adults suffer from back pain and 85% of people younger than 50 years will experience at least 1 back pain episode each year.1-3

Acute lower back pain (LBP) lasts from 1 day to 3 months; longer durations are classified as chronic. Common causes include nerve irritation, bone and joint arthritic conditions, lumbar radiculopathy (nerve irritation caused by herniated or damaged discs), and bony encroachment (vertebrae can shift, pressing against the spinal cord and nerves).4 Other causes may include kidney stones, obesity, smoking, stress, poor posture, and poor sleeping conditions. Acute back pain’s most common cause, however, is lumbar strain—a stretch injury to the lower back’s ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles. The injury creates microscopic tears in these tissues, causing pain and inflammation.4

Most back pain is self-limiting, dissipating within days. The most effective treatment are anti-inflammatories, apply topical analgesics, and muscle-strengthening exercises to restore proper function and prevent recurrence.
The pain threshold is often misunderstood. Your pain threshold is the point at which your body experiences pain due to an external or internal stimulus. It is NOT constant and changes over time and even within a given day. Why? Your body experiences varying degrees of stress over time and even within a day.
Single Agent Treatments
Since your body’s pain threshold is dynamic it is unlikely you will experience back pain relief from a single treatment. A multi-agent approach is necessary given the numerous nerves and tissues that comprise the back and the varying degrees of stress that is placed on your back during the day.

The ideal anti-inflammatory is one that has a long half-life or duration of action. Flanax Pain Reliever tablets is one such agent. In addition, it is wise to choose an anti-inflammatory with the lowest side effects. Of all NSAIDs studied, naproxen(Flanax) had the lowest risk profile.7

Topical Analgesics
Most OTC topical analgesics direct the patient to rub the agent directly on the tender area. They appear to relieve pain by causing a counterirritant effect, producing either a burning or cooling sensation. The most common active ingredient in OTC rubefacient products is capsaicin, which is derived from chili peppers. Once the skin absorbs capsaicin, it desensitizes the individual to pain by interfering with neural signals that transmit pain sensations to the brain. Other products contain methyl salicylates, wintergreen, or eucalyptus oil.
The ideal topical analgesic would contain a combination of active ingredients such as Flanax Liniment which contains capsaicin, menthol, and methyl salicylate.

Hot and Cold Compresses
Hot and cold presses are scientifically unproven to provide a speedy recovery from acute back pain, but they can help temporarily reduce pain and inflammation but will not provide any further benefit with chronic use.
Although some people find them helpful, the use of wide elastic belts and other support garments that can be tightened to “pull in” lumbar and abdominal muscles remains controversial. One landmark study found no evidence that elastic belts and similar garments reduced and/or prevented back injury or back pain.1

Bed Rest
People with back pain who continue their normal routine function better than those assigned to bed rest. A Cochrane report concludes, “Advice to rest in bed is less effective than advice to stay active.”12Activity is also associated with modest improvements in pain and function.13 Bed rest alone may exacerbate back pain because it decreases muscle tone and increases risk for blood clots.

Final Thought
Because back pain is a recurring condition for many, it helps to focus on prevention Exercise strengthens back muscles and is the most effective way to a speedy recovery and preventing future muscle strain. Walking is perhaps the best exercise for preventing LBP.1,14 PT

1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Low back pain fact sheet. Accessed January 8, 2011.

2. US Spine Care. Facts about back pain. Accessed January 10, 2011.

3. Perina D. Back pain, mechanical. Accessed January 10, 2011.

4. Shiel W. Lower back pain (lumbar back pain). Accessed January 8, 2011.

5. Chou R, Qaseem A, Snow V, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:478-491.

6. Herndon CM, Hutchison RW, Berdine HJ, et al. Management of chronic nonmalignant pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Joint opinion statement of the Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, and Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Networks of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28:788-805.

7. Trelle S, Reichenbach S, Wandel S, et al. Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2011;342:c7086. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7086.

8. Gandey A. All nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have cardiovascular risks.

9. Roelofs PD, Deyo RA, Koes BW, et al. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for low back pain: an updated Cochrane review. Spine. 2008;33:1766-1774.

10. Lowes R. FDA limits acetaminophen in prescription analgesics. Accessed January 18, 2011.

11. Hagen KB, Hilde G, Jamtvedt G, Winnem M. WITHDRAWN: Bed rest for acute low-back pain and sciatica. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010(6):CD001254.

12. Vega C. For acute low back pain, staying active may be better than bed rest. http:/ Accessed January 10, 2011.

13. WebMD. Low back pain – treatment overview. Accessed January 10, 2011.


How to stop your menstrual cramps during the night?
Menstrual cramps can definitely interfere with your sleep. One way to stop your menstrual cramping during the night is to take Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets have a long half life (duration of action) and will help to stop your menstrual cramps so you can sleep.

¿Cómo detener tus calambres menstruales durante la noche?
Los calambres menstruales definitivamente pueden interferir con su sueño. Una forma de detener sus cólicos menstruales durante la noche es tomar Flanax Pain Reliever Tabletas. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets tiene una vida media larga (duración de la acción) y ayudará a detener sus cólicos menstruales para que pueda dormir. #colicosmenstruales