What Is The Best Medicine For Back Pain?

  1. PhoenixV profile image79
    PhoenixVposted 4 years ago

    What Is The Best Medicine For Back Pain?

    What Is The Best Medicine For Back Pain?

  2. L.L. Woodard profile image76
    L.L. Woodardposted 4 years ago

    The answer to the question is going to depend in part on what type of back pain it is and the underlying cause of it. For everyday stress and strain, over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen should aid in pain relief.

    The use of cold packs immediately after an injury can help reduce swelling to the affected area; after 24 hours, a heating pad or hot packs may be helpful in relieving pain.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    I would say it depends on what is causing the back pain.  Inactivity, overactivity, arthritis, a muscle spasm, muscle strain. Sometimes stretching or massage is the answer, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxers, a chiropractor. It all depends on what is ailing the back.