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

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get eval

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain.
They 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 brief: Get eval

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain.
They 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.
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