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What can I take for lower back pain?

What can I take for lower back pain?

Depends: Many people can use Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) and others) unless they have liver problems. Anti-inflammatory meds like Naproxen (aleve), Ibuprofen (many brands) and prescription brands, but can upset the stomach and may not be appropriate for folks with some medical conditions. All meds (over the counter and prescription) can have side effects. Read the package, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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What can I take for pregnancy related severe lower back pain (right side only)?

Consult: If pain is right side only and low back and does not radiate it is likely your sacroiliac joint. Si joint problems are common in pregnancy because of the stress of extra weight and increased curvature (hyper-lordosis) that occurs. See your pcp as you may be helped with a simple trigger point injection of the joint ligaments. If he does not do those injections check ortho or pain management. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

Ask your doctor: There are many different types of medicine for back pain and many for high blood pressure. It is best to check with your doctor. A pharmacist can also give you information about drug interactions. ...Read more

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Extremely bad lower back pain on the left side. What can I take for this?

Flank pain: Understand, any internal organ that is irritated or inflamed, may send pain to a region of your body that mimics "back" pain. Based on your age, kidney stones, GI problems, spleen, pancreas or even stomach problems could be present. If the above are ruled out by history and exam (muscle spasm present, obvious injury) then rest, ice, anti-inflammatories may help. ...Read more

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Lifted a heavy desk, and now in excruciating lower back pain. What should i take or do for pain?

Lifted a heavy desk, and now in excruciating lower back pain. What should i take or do for pain?

Rest, ice it first..: Rest your back, try icing it down to decrease any swelling om strained muscles, then after time, heat may help the back.. You can try an Over the counter nsaid lie Ibuprofen until you can get in to see your doctor for a more thorough examination and assessment of what is most likely, at the least a sprained back. best wishes, ...Read more

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I have lower back pain just trying to figure out what it is and what i can take to ease the pain.

I have lower back pain just trying to figure out what it is and what i can take to ease the pain.

As usual, it depends: Low back pain can be caused by many things including bulging or herniated intervertebral discs, nerve impingment, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, or muscle spasm. If rest and over the counter analgesics don't provide relief, you should be evaluated by a spine specialist to determine the cause of your pain and begin a targeted treatment regimen, which may include pt, medications, or injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more