What to Do if You Need Quick Pain Relief in Between Treatments


After you’ve been injured in a car accident and have seen your chiropractor or specialist who works on a lien basis, it’s possible that you feel pain or discomfort while waiting for your next treatment. In fact, feeling pain in between doctor visits is common. So, what can you do in this situation? Well, we spoke with Dr. Harold Kraft of No Needle Epidural, a pain management specialist, about what he suggests one does in these instances.

Dr. Kraft recommends his patients use Voltaren gel, which can be picked up from any CVS, if they experience pain in between treatments. Dr. Kraft explained that Voltaren is the first prescription-strength nonsteroidal formula that can be purchased over the counter without a prescription. It is non-greasy and deeply penetrating. Dr. Kraft told us that it is effective and safe. He instructs his patients to follow the instructions on the box, as the box comes with a dosing card to help find the precise amount that work for you. It is FDA-approved for continued use up to 21 days. And Dr. Kraft says his patients swear by it.

Dr. Harold Kraft is a pain management doctor at No Needle Epidural with locations in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, and Sherman Oaks. His office is particularly unique, as he offers epidurals done without the use of a needle. To hear more about this unique service offered by Dr. Kraft, watch our video here:

All in all, if you’ve been injured in an auto accident, be sure you seek help from the appropriate specialist who works on a lien basis, such as Dr. Kraft. And after your initial visit, speak with your doctor about what they suggest you do in between sessions if your pain flares up.