What Medications are Prescribed to Reduce Back Pain Problems?

What Medications are Prescribed to Reduce Back Pain Problems?

Medications Back Pain Problem
By UPHI Hospital, May, 6 2019

Back pain is one of the common problems which is affecting the lives of working people. usual the Back pain occurs to the people performing the sitting job, and o are not indulge in any physical activity. Check the Medications which may be prescribed by the Doctor:-

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium may ease acute back pain. Take these medicines according to your doctor’s advice. Overconsumption may cause serious side effects.

Topical pain relievers These are ointments, salves or creams you rub into your skin at the location of your pain.

Muscle relaxants: When mild to moderate back pain doesn’t get better with OTC pain relievers, your doctor may prescribe a muscle relaxant too.

Narcotics: Drugs holding opioids may be taken for a short duration with close supervision by your doctor. Opioids may not work well for chronic pain, so you will be prescribed this medicine for less than a week.

Antidepressants: Mild doses of some types of antidepressants have been shown to alleviate some types of chronic back pain independent of their effect on depression.

Injections: If other procedures don't alleviate your pain, and if your pain spread out down your leg, your doctor may inject an anti-inflammatory medication or numbing medication into space about your spinal cord (epidural space). A cortisone injection may help reduce inflammation around the nerve roots, but the pain relief generally lasts less than a few months.

Always consult the doctor before taking any medicines.

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