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How is back pain normally treated?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Meds and Exercise
Treatment depends upon when acute or chronic.
Usually will include analgesics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. May include cymbalta. Also may include physical therapy. The program may also include activity modification and limiting some lifting.

In brief: Meds and Exercise
Treatment depends upon when acute or chronic.
Usually will include analgesics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. May include cymbalta. Also may include physical therapy. The program may also include activity modification and limiting some lifting.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Back Pain Meds
There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication

In brief: Back Pain Meds
There are multiple categories and types of medications for back pain; depending on how severe your symptoms are, how long you’ve had them, where they’re located, and what side effects you can tolerate: http://www.
webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/medication
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology
In brief: Conservatively
Assuming imaging of back is normal, the acute pain is treated with rest, nsaids, physical therapy and muscle relaxants.
Once it becomes chronic it is best treated by pain management specialist.

In brief: Conservatively
Assuming imaging of back is normal, the acute pain is treated with rest, nsaids, physical therapy and muscle relaxants.
Once it becomes chronic it is best treated by pain management specialist.
Dr. Prem Gupta
Dr. Prem Gupta
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