A 42-year-old male asked:
best otc drug for lower back (waistline level) nerve pain? aleve? advil? tylenol (acetaminophen)? other?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Frank Holmes answered
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Varies: It depends on the patient. Some respond to one med better than another. Any of these can provide a benefit. Aleve and Advil are anti-inflammatories and thus, have the potential to reduce inflammation, a common cause of low back pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works through the brain, but is not an anti-inflammatory. If I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
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