What painkillers are the best for back pain?

NSAIDs. Nsaids are the first line therapy. Bed rest for not more than 24 hours. Physical therapy is also very helpful.
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.
Pain killers. The best pain killer for the back pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication.

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Best painkiller for back pain?

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. Read more...

I'm taking painkillers since week for severe back pain, now it seems nothing work for getting pain better, it's in the middle of my back, should I worry?

Pain. If you are taking pain killers and they are not helping it is important that you have a full evaluation by your physician to assure that your diagnosis is correct and to assure that you are taking the right medication. Escalation of the dose of medication is not prudent without the advise of your physician. You may have a severe underlying condition or you may be treating your condition wrong. Read more...
Need evaluation. It may not be what you want to hear, but there is no way to guess at this. You need to see your doctor. Read more...

What do you advise if I suffer from terrible back pain and my gp won't prescribe me better painkillers?

Pinched Nerve. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Woke up this morning with lower back pain either side of spine. Painkillers usually work but haven't really hurts now.?

Back pain. Maybe your back pain this time is worse? Different? Try Advil (ibuprofen) and ice and stretching. If symptoms worsen or change or go unimproved for 24-48 hours - see your doctor. . Read more...
Sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliac joint inflammation. Anti-inflammatory and neuropathic pain medication can relieve the pain. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and cortisone shots are nonoperative options to help relieve the pain too. . Read more...