Q. Will my doctor prescribe medications for my condition?
A. Mild pain medications can reduce inflammation and pain when taken properly. Medications you may be prescribed include:
Aspirin — over-the-counter pain relievers that can help relieve minor pain and back ache.
NSAIDs — non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are very effective in relieving the pain associated with muscle strain and inflammation.
Non-narcotic analgesics — relieve pain at the point of injury.
Narcotic pain medications — help relieve severe pain by numbing the central nervous system.
Muscle relaxants — help a little in relieving pain from muscle spasm.
Antidepressants — help relieve the emotional stress that often compounds the symptoms of back pain.
General Caution: All medications can hvae side effects. Be sure to discuss these with your doctor before beginning to take any of these medications.
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