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Pain Management Help with Answers at Walgreens

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® and Answers at Walgreens, I headed to Walgreens to talk to a pharmacist to get help with pain management. 

As most of you know, I was in a bad car accident in April, which totaled my car. Well, it was my mom’s car I was driving. I was rear-ended on the freeway. I was stopped and the driver who hit me was going about 50 mph. You can read all about my car accident, but I want to talk to you about the pain I suffer on a daily basis as a result of this accident, and what I do about it.

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First and foremost, I go to the chiropractor to help with any musculoskeletal aches and pains. My dad is a chiropractor and my husband should have his chiropractic license any month now. I believe that the chiropractic treatments I receive are helping fix what hurts, but sometimes with the extent of certain injuries, it can take a lot of time before your body learns to hold the bones in the correct position again. Because I can’t live at the chiropractor’s office, and receive treatment every time I put things out again, it’s nice to have some tools to help with pain management in the interim.

I don’t like popping pills, and don’t like masking a problem with pain medicine, but sometimes you just need to have something to take the edge off of things! A lot of the problems I am suffering now, are muscle related. The accident really did a number on my neck, shoulder, arm, and my right leg (from slamming on the brakes).

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Desperate for help with pain management, I headed into Walgreens to talk to a pharmacist. They have a new Answers at Walgreens program, where there are endcaps and pamphlets to help answer some of your questions regarding different health issues you may be experiencing. The pamphlets often have $10-$100 in coupons inside!

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In the vitamin aisle, I spotted this Vitamins & Supplements pamphlet full of information and even $50 in coupons! Be on the lookout for tons of information on the endcaps and in the middle of aisles.

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In addition to all of that, you can always talk to a pharmacist and get suggestions of products that might help you with certain ailments you are suffering. You can even chat with a pharmacist 24/7, online! So, I headed to Walgreens and asked the pharmacist what I could do for pain relief of my neck and extremities. She suggested some light stretching and massage. Because I’m already receiving massage at the chiropractor, she said I could give a product a try, such as Icy Hot (or something similar). She said that using something with menthol could feel good, and the action of rubbing it in could do my muscles some good, because of the added massage. Then she also recommended ibuprofen for any inflammation. Easy enough right?

I spotted this Max Muscle Rehab product on clearance near the Icy Hot. It rolls on and I thought I’d give it a try, in addition to some Walgreens brand ibuprofen. The ibuprofen was Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, so I decided to pick up 2 bottles. One for home and one for the car. Can’t hurt to be prepared!

If you are experiencing pain or any other issues, don’t be afraid to ask a Walgreens pharmacist and get some answers! You can see more of my shopping trip via my Google+ Album.

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Emily Buys

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