Traumeel and Cortisone Essay

894 Words Dec 9th, 2013 4 Pages
Traumeel and Cortisone
In the field of pain management, a common condition seen in patients are migraine headaches. According to The American Academy of Pain Management’s website, painmed.org, “When asked common types of pain, respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that headache or migraine pain (15%).” One treatment used on all patients who continuously suffer from migraines is a cervical facet injection. .According to board-certified pain management specialist, Cecil Graham MD, “Two types of medications that are used during a facet injection are Traumeel or Cortisone mixed with local ansethics (a drug that produces local anesthesia) such as Lidocane and Procaine.” Both Traumeel and Cortisone are
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In contrast, injectable Traumeel is a homeopathic anti-inflammatory, which means it is a form of alternative medicine that uses very small amounts of natural substances that helps with swelling. According to the druganddisease.com:
Traumeel is absolutely safe and over 30 year research on this product has shown conclusively that there are no untoward side effects on taking this medication. One first point that goes in its favor is that it does not interact with any other medications and does not have any untoward effects because it is made of all natural ingredients to chemicals or compounds are used (1).
Traumeel is an all-natural anti-inflammatory that has no recorded side effect that has been studied over the past 30 years. Traumeel works with the body’s natural ability to heal and does not just suppress the inflammation unlike cortisone. In contrast, Traumeel has no side effects and is safer for patients than cortisone. The side effects of cortisone are potentially harmful and long term for patients. In addition, According to pain management specialist Cecil Graham MD:
Traumeel does not just mask the inflammation that can cause migraines but promotes the body’s ability to heal so the migraine will not return. Cortisone will only temporarily relieve the inflammation and the inflammation will return (Cecil Graham MD).
In conclusion, Traumeel and Cortisone can both be used to treat migraines be used to treat all patients who

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