What's safest for chronic back pain, ibuprofen, acetaminophen or tramadol?

Safest. Depends on comorbidities if you have liver problems tylenol (acetaminophen) is out. If you have heart or stomach issues - Ibuprofen is out. If you have seizures - tramadol is out. If the answer to all the above is negative them go with the one which treats the pain with the lowest dose.

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So I have chronic back pain and I have been to the er many times. They only give me 800ml ibuprofen and that don't work. What other options are there?

Osteopath. A 20's male with chronic low back pain needs to find out cause so that correct therapies can be advised. In this age group extreme sports participation is often causal of chronic low back disorders. See an Osteopath. See comments below. . Read more...

I am a 47 year old male with chronic back pain in lower back. It actually burns sometimes. 800 milligrams of ibuprofen helps sometimes. Any ideas?

Core strength. In multiple studies the greatest relief for chronic low back pain is with daily exercise and specifically strengthening the core muscles. Nsaid's can help for flair ups but have side effects also. Read more...
Keep moving. Staying active is the best way to fight back pain. Also, watch your posture, and increase your felxibilty. Also, being overweight only makes things worse. Use medication for short periods during flairs, but not all the time. Read more...

I have chronic back pain from a MVA. I'm given the following. Hydrocodone, Tramadol, & Baclofen. Do they affect the Kidneys? I have low kidney function

Med effect on kidney. These meds to not have a significant effect on the kidneys nor does one rot\utinely lower the dose in those with decreased kidney function. Hwever anti-infalmatories like advil, Motrin and aleve (naproxen) do so be careful with these meds. Hope this helps. Good luck. Read more...