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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

Not a best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Eric Hastriter Dr. Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology
15 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is there a way to tell a rebound headache from a normal headache? Not suppose to take short term pain relievers but prescribed oxy for back pain.

Is there a way to tell a rebound headache from a normal headache? Not suppose to take short term pain relievers but prescribed oxy for back pain.

Rebound headaches: Rebound headaches are headaches that increase when you stop taking some medication. Overuse headache (medication causing headaches to increase) occur when taking medications two or more times/week on regular basis. Your type of headache increases. The oxy can cause that , but shouldn't if taken for a short course. Back exercises are imperative. Get into a good yoga class and be good to your body. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I was taking Aleve (naproxen) for the past week for back pain. I've stopped taking pain relievers for the past couple days because of dull stomach pain & mild nausea. Did pain reliever hurt me? How can I fix it?

I was taking Aleve (naproxen) for the past week for back pain. I've stopped taking pain relievers for the past couple days because of dull stomach pain & mild nausea. Did pain reliever hurt me? How can I fix it?

See below: Nsaids can easily irritate stomach, especially if taken alone (without food). In future take meds (unless directed otherwise) with full glass of water after a meal to lessen effects on stomach. Otc acid blockers like zantac/pepcid or prilosec/ Prevacid (lansoprazole) for a week can help; if symptoms persist, or if see black, tarry stools, see fp right away for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Olivia Liao Dr. Liao
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I have pains in left adobomen that goes from front to back pain medicine numbs pain but constant pain?

I have pains in left adobomen that goes from front to back  pain medicine numbs pain but constant pain?

need more details: But this could be shingles. Best to get it checked out in case you need to started on medication within the first 72 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

What is a good prescription pain medicine for chronic back pain?

Back pain: Without a full evaluation it's impossible to tell you if there is a good prescription med. It may be that you may do fine with conservative treatment . The point is- not every pain back or anywhere else necessitates a prescription pain med. ...Read more

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Dr. Shin Beh Dr. Beh
Neurology
5 years in practice
International Islamic University Malaysia
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What can I do about my back pain and being addicted to pain medicine and now I have no doctor?

What can I do about my back pain and being addicted to pain medicine and now I have no doctor?

Back pain: Of you are addicted to pain medicine you can find a physician who is licensed to prescribe Suboxone. This medication will keep you from going through withdrawal it's primary use but since it is a narcotic it will help the pain. It must be used for opiate dependence primarily but as above it will help pain. Go to Suboxone.com for a provider ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette Dr. Choquette
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Best OTC medicine for lower back pain pobably a back spasm?

Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner Dr. Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
12 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What's the best medicine for back pain?

No medicine!: The best medicine for low back pain is ice, heat, stretching, exercise and time. Topical creams and patches may help too. Medicine by mouth should be avoided unless the above do not help. The type of medicine used should be guided by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Krenn Dr. Krenn
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

What is the best way to relieve severe back pain with over-the-counter medicine?

Anti-inflammatories: Otc meds such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be very effective in relieving back pain when used regularly for a short period of time. These are usually paired with stretching and strengthening back exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What is best medicine for the urine stone? I have been suffering back pain and stone came out from my urine twice in two years of time. Thanks

Drink Water: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/remedies-for-kidney-stones/ if you drink lots of water and avoid certain things/foods, eg., tea, coffee, avoiding dehydration have your stone tested. Depending on the type of stone, the treatment/thing to avoid may be different. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What to do if I have pretty bad back pain on a daily basis, some days are worse than others. what OTC pain reliever would be the best to help with the pain?

See Doctor: While there are a few OTC meds out there for help, I would suggest without any physician knowing what is exactly bothering you that you at least see your doctor for an educated decision. You could try tyelnol, Ibuprofen or even Naproxen these are available OTC. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

What's the best way to relieve severe back pain that is related to scoliosis with over-the-counter medicine?

NSAIDs : There aren't a lot of options over the counter, but NSAIDs such as Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products are the traditional non prescription medications used to treat back pain, moist heat can also help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific cause to your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein Dr. Stein
Pain Management
56 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What ointment is best for back pain?

None really: But if you listen to shaquille o'neal then icyhot is good . The real reason for the pain needs to be found and treatment decided on the basis of cause. Find a doctor to examine you and find the source of you pain , not just the location. ...Read more

Dr. Vikram Patel Dr. Patel
Pain Management
33 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Which ointment is best for back pain?

Which ointment is best for back pain?

Back pain: Usually muscular back pain improves with heat and something like bengay. If the pain is deeper, usually that is the cause for muscular pain and arises from the spine. Ointments don't help with deeper pain but there are many other options. See a pain specialist if the pain is not controlled by regular gentle exercises such as swimming or aerobics. Avoid prolonged sitting and bending down. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz Dr. Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
36 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What painkillers are the best for back pain?

NSAIDs: Nsaids are the first line therapy. Bed rest for not more than 24 hours. Physical therapy is also very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin Dr. AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
17 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

Which medication would work best for back pain from standing for 6 hours?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the best for such pain. These include motrin, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxyn, advil, etc. Always consult your md before starting new meds. Nsaids can make one' blood thinner and cause upset stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more