A 42-year-old female asked:
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oxycodone makes me sick to my stomach. alternative pain killer i can take? i have back strain and will be seeing my pcp in the morning.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Back strain: I would stick to a good NSAID (zipsor, naprelan) and a muscle relaxer. Narcotics (like oxycodone) do not address the underlying problem. Ther are however many other narcotics besides oxycodone if your doctor feels you need one (tramadol, hydrocodone).
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Sheryl Artmann
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Hydrocodone or toradol.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Massage, ice, stim: Pain relief is only one component of treatment for back strain. Massage, ice or heat depending on duration of strain, electrical stimulation, and traction may help. Soma, (carisoprodol) which relaxes the muscles and relieves anxiety, may also help.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013

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