Which is the best Back pain relief medicine?
Comparing the various drug classes to one another is extremely difficult, due to the lack of head-to-head trials. Likewise, there are few head-to-head trials examining drugs within the same class.
It would appear that for mild or moderate pain, a trial of Tylenol might be a reasonable initial treatment, as for most patients it is safer than NSAIDs. Unfortunately, Tylenol is a less effective pain medication; so, for more severe pain perhaps an NSAID would be best. For severe pain, a trial of opioid drugs would be reasonable in order to achieve pain relief and improve function, keeping in mind all the while the potential for abuse.
In making the decision to treat chronic low back pain, patient and physician must discuss the possibilities and predispositions for side effects, drug interactions, and drug costs. After discussing with the chronic pain sufferer the severity and length of time of pain, then the decision can be made as to the best treatment for that particular patient.
I AGREE THAT A PERSON SUFFERING FROM SEVERE BACK PAIN IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY . THERE IS A STIGMA AGAINST TREATING PATIENT WITH EFFECTIVE AND STRONGER MEDICATION .
Bridget, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have chronic thoracic spine pain and inflammatory osteoarthritis. Some conditions really do need strong pain relievers than NSAIDS.
I'm not saying this to be cruel. I was overweight most of my life and suffered from back and knee pain. I finally got tired of being a coach potato. I got up and started exercising and eating better.
Pain control is a serious issue in this country. I have been injured in a motorcycle accident by an uninsured motorist. I have screws in my lower back and hip. I have been passed around and treated like a junkey for three years. I am making payments to five drs and 2 hospitals. I live in constant pain. I work in http://pain.Im raising my kids in pain. Is this really necessary?