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What do you recommend if I have a lot of back pain , why can't my doctor prescribe me painkillers?

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Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Back pain

Narcotic pain killers are very addictive and they don't fix the problem. Nsaid's like Ibuprofen are better for addressing the problem of inflammation.
Other treatments like physical therapy may also be helpful. Pain killers should only be used for very severe pan for a short period of time.

In brief: Back pain

Narcotic pain killers are very addictive and they don't fix the problem. Nsaid's like Ibuprofen are better for addressing the problem of inflammation.
Other treatments like physical therapy may also be helpful. Pain killers should only be used for very severe pan for a short period of time.
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