Menstrual Cramps – New Treatment Approach

Yesterday, my medical office assistant was bent over with menstrual cramps. While it was painful for her to stand up straight, her boss (me) was unsympathetic and did not send her home to recover.

Being a resourceful and somewhat problem-focused person, I thought to try something a little different.

I used the Kinkease MSM ointment that we have been promoting for skeletal pain, and rubbed about 1/4 tsp of this over her abdomen, from the lower rib cage margin to the inguinal area.

The pain completely abated after 20 minutes and she was able to function for the entire day without pain. When returning the next day (today) she was still pain free.

I had anticipated the duration of analgesia to be 20 minutes or so, but it lasted considerably longer, although I am uncertain as to why.

About David S Klein, MD 149 Articles
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.