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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. 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


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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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. 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


Analgesic (Definition)

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