Do You Have a Bad Back?
Back pain is so uncomfortable and painful. You feel like you just want to take all the pain relievers in the world just to get rid of the pain. But of course you couldn’t do that, or else you might end up overdosing yourself. Besides, medicines are categorized into two: prescription and over-the-counter medicines. So, knowing the appropriate back pain medicine for you is the best way to help relieves the pain.
All these drugs have their own different functions in relieving back pain. It also has different side-effects. Be sure to be wise enough in choosing a back pain medicine to take; don’t just buy it to ease the pain. Know its content and possible side effect based on your health conditions. If you don’t want to suffer from possible side effects of these drugs, you might consider natural sciatica treatment at home. Drugs are only recommended for temporary back pains considered as acute back pain but if your back pain problem has been for quite a few months already, you should do sciatica exercises to relieve pain so you won’t be taking too much drugs and suffer the bad effects to your system later on.
There are lots of different prescription medicines that are taken to relieve an aching back. As the name itself implies, these are drugs that cannot be easily bought without the prescription of a doctor. It can be Generic Prescription Medicines or a Brand Name Prescription Medicines.
Let’s say you are in a place like office, mall, and church or anywhere far from the hospital and you have been suddenly attacked by back pain; this doesn’t entails you to force yourself to still go consult a doctor and asks for a prescription medications for your aching back. Buying over-the-counter back pain medicine in the drugstore nearest you can help, because these are non-prescription medicines which you can easily buy without having the need to consult a doctor for medical prescription.
These non-prescription back pain medicine is divided into two types, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines or (NSAID) and acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are mainly used in treating inflammation, mild to moderate back pain. It includes aspirin. An aspirin lessen both back and neck pain and also comprises the inflammation itself. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are also a kind of NSAID over-the-counter drugs.
Acetaminophen or Tylenol is a type of non-prescription medicines that reduces fever and is a pain reliever. There are also medicines that contain both Tylenol and Aspirin.
Back pain can also be relieved by taking pain relievers medicines. Pain relievers are categorized into three, such as Oral pain medications, tropical pain medications and Injections.
With oral pain medications, just from the name itself, it means that these are pain medicines that are taken by the mouth. It can be in a liquid form, or a capsule/pill/tablet. Tropical pain medications are those that can be applied to the skin such as capsaicin.