Medications used to treat low back pain typically include acetaminophen, NSAIDs, oral steroids, narcotic drugs, and muscle relaxants. Each medication comes with unique mechanisms of action and risks, and a patient’s symptoms and overall health will determine which pain reliever should be used. Some patients may find that they need to try a few different types of medication, and/or different dosages, to find what works best for them.
In addition to the above, many other common forms of pain medications may be prescribed for low back pain, including anti-depressants, tramadol (e.g. Ultram), transdermal patches, and more.
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