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which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
NSAID's: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised.

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Which pain reliever is best for nagging back pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Motrin: Or any medications like (advil, aleve, tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis). Be careful some cannot some due stomach problems or any other illness.

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