Pain Medications Blog Posts

Medication for Sciatica

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Several oral and topical medications may help relieve sciatica pain. Learn about the different OTC and prescription drugs that may be helpful for your unique situation.

6 Things to Know About Muscle Relaxants

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Muscle relaxants have the potential to decrease tension and spasm within a sore muscle, which may help reduce back pain. But these drugs may cause side effects to occur in some people and must be used with caution.

Painkillers Can Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain

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While opioid medications are commonly prescribed to help manage pain, long-term use may actually cause an increased sensitivity to pain. Here’s how and potential alternative treatments.

When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

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Epidural steroid injections may help reduce inflammation around your spinal cord and spinal nerves.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

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Are you concerned about back pain flaring up on your upcoming flight? These 9 tips will help you alleviate back pain for a smoother trip.

Top 3 Over-the-Counter Remedies for Back Pain (Plus a Fourth)

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Learn about the different kinds of over-the-counter medication and find out which one is best for your back pain.

When the Pain Won't Stop

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Chronic benign pain may persist despite a variety of treatments. Learn what you can do to cope.