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What is a good treatment for severe back pain?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
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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. Physicial therapy is also an option. Injections of pain medications can also help in the right scenario. Surgery may also be necessary dependng on the cause of the pain.

In brief: Options
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. Physicial therapy is also an option. Injections of pain medications can also help in the right scenario. Surgery may also be necessary dependng on the cause of the pain.
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