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A 26-year-old female asked:

Why does tramadol but not naproxen work for lower back pain?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Totally different: Tramadol is a narcotic pain reliever that can be addictive. It tends to have greater pain relieving properties than NSAIDs such as naproxen.

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Is naproxen good for lower back pain?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In general yes: Low back pain usual responds well to rest, heat and NSAID drugs like naproxen.
Last updated Jun 18, 2017

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