Chorda Pharma was founded to address the growing incidence of arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, sports injuries, and other ailments requiring long-term treatment to relieve pain. We are developing a pipeline of proprietary analgesics for managing chronic pain. Our medications are opioid-free, and offer safe and effective pain relief to millions of patients. Chorda's first drug is an over-the-counter (OTC) topical cream that will be available early in 2022.
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America, with more than 54 million people afflicted. Common prescription medications such as corticosteroids and over the counter (OTC) treatments, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen, are not considered safe for long-term treatment of pain. Finding safe alternatives to traditional OTC and prescription-based pain relievers, like opioids, is an industry priority. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, addiction to opioid pain relievers has contributed to a national public health emergency, with 10 million patients misusing prescription opioids in the past year and over 70,000 drug overdose deaths.
I frequently have soreness in my lower back while doing housework on the weekend. It’s irritated by being on my feet for too long and bending over to pick things up.
This Saturday my back was sore (a 4 on a scale of 1-10), and I didn’t want to vacuum or bend over at all. I applied a portion of the cream the size of my fingernail to my lower back.
The cream wasn’t greasy and soaked in immediately. Within a few minutes, the pain was gone and I was able to comfortably continue with my day.
I tried this again on Sunday with the same result.
This product worked for me! I am 66 years old and have been diagnosed by my orthopedic doctor as having bone spurs and severe arthritis in my left knee. On a 1-10 scale, applying Chorda’s cream 2x/day, within one week my pain level dropped from a 9 to a 5. And in less than 3 weeks, my pain level dropped even further to a 2.5 which allowed me to walk again with my dog 2-3 miles a day. Amazing stuff!
I recently had muscle spasms in my neck, shoulder, and the muscles over my shoulder blade. I applied the cream to the affected muscles and got relief. I continued to use the cream for several days when the muscles became sore. I feel that the cream relieved the intense pain and allowed the muscles to relax and heal.
I have a bulging disc and arthritis in my lower back. This cream has reduced my nagging pain so I can work easier.
Chorda Pharma is partnering with Carilion Clinic to develop, test, and market non-opioid medications to treat chronic pain. Chorda Pharma’s first analgesic medication is an OTC topical cream. Clinical trials will be performed at Carilion Clinic to demonstrate the tolerability of the proprietary drug.
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization serving more than one million people in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Southwest Virginia regions. Headquartered in Roanoke, Carilion’s comprehensive hospital network, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services deliver high-quality, patient-centered care close to home.