What To Expect From Chronic Back Pain Medication

Regardless of what your back pain cause is you will always be needing chronic back pain medication if you are stuck with chronic back pain for the rest of your life.  Some people require prescription strength medication and only prescription strength will work.  Other folks can do with chronic back pain medication found over the counter and for those people there are a few suggestions on which over the counter chronic back pain medication you can use to get yourself some relief.  Keep in mind that this is not medical advice and you should always consult with your doctor before you take any kind of medication.  I would also suggest that you always want to follow the dosage instructions on the bottle of any chronic back pain medication.  Sometimes the pain can be intense but if you overdose with chronic back pain medication you can do some serious damage to your kidney and other parts of your body.  So ask your doctor before you start taking any of this over the counter chronic back pain medication and make sure you follow the dosage instructions on the label of any medication you take.

Probably the best kind of chronic back pain medication that you can get over the counter is any version of a drug called naproxen.  Most times you can find a generic version of sodium naproxen being offered by your local drug store and this kind of chronic back pain medication is very effective.  However it can be very potent to some people so make sure you completely read and follow the directions on the bottle before taking it.  If you follow the instructions then this can be a very effective chronic back pain medication to help you subside the pain for a little while.

Sometimes You Just Need To Control The Swelling

In many cases chronic back pain is caused by swelling in or around the spine.  One of the best chronic back pain medications you can take that can help you control swelling is any form of ibuprofen.  Once again a generic version of ibuprofen offered by your local drug store is more than sufficient to do the job.  However, as with any other drug, you need to really pay attention to the dosage instructions for ibuprofen as taking too much ibuprofen can cause a lot of internal damage.

Some medications take immediate effect while others can take some time before their effects are felt.  Always consult with your doctor to determine the best chronic back pain medication for you and when you decide on a medication make sure to follow the instructions on the bottle.

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    There are many causes of chronic back or neck pain. At times the pain is disabling and people will take all measures they know of to dull the pain, even if it’s for a couple of days.

    One of the most common causes of back pain is instability. This can be caused by different injuries (traumatic or not) resulting in poor spinal mechanics from limited spinal joint movement, alignment, or hypermobility. All of the above will cause inflamation which equals pain.

    Although the medication mentioned may dull the symptoms for a while, it does not address the actual cause of the pain. So, if medication is the only approach you will have to take it for a very very long time which will result in internal problems that will make your back pain seem like a paper cut.

    I’m very qualified to speak on back pain as I’ve been treating patients with it daily for years. One must work on improving the function of his/her back first. Medication second. Surgery Last. Thoughts?

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