Prescription Back Pain Medications
Comprehensive Back Pain Treatments
At Biscup Spine, leading spinal expert Dr. Robert S. Biscup can prescribe you pain medication as part of your treatment plan.
Medication is a common component of a back pain treatment plan, and it can be very effective when used appropriately. If overused, you can build a tolerance to pain medications and they will gradually become ineffective. Dr. Robert S. Biscup recommends medication only as needed and provides patients with a medication schedule so that they can prevent developing a tolerance or physical dependence.
The following prescription medications are often recommended for treating back pain:
- Anti-inflammatory medicine – This medicine can be useful for treating back injuries. Reducing inflammation helps the muscles relax, reduces tenderness, and improves mobility.
- Motrin, Naproxen, Mobic, Celebrex, Arthrotec, Feldene, Voltaren, Cortisone pills
- Narcotic painkillers – Painkillers do not remedy back conditions, but they can help manage pain while you receive treatment. They are most effective when treating temporary pain after an injury or surgery.
- Antispasmodic drugs – These medications help to mitigate muscle spasms and leg cramps stemming from spinal problems. Drowsiness is a common side effect.
- Neuromodulators – These are anti-seizure drugs which have been expanded for use in pain relief. It works by altering nerve impulse transmission to soothe nerve damage and inflammation.
- Neurontin, Lyrica, Tegretal, Depakene
- Anti-depressants – Stress and depression are contributors to back pain. Anti-depressants increase production of serotonin and beta-endorphins, which help to soothe and mitigate pain.
- Effexor, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa
You should never start or stop taking medication without consulting your medical care provider first. Even if you start to feel better, you should continue taking your medication as prescribed until a physician gives the okay to stop. Cutting off certain medications all at once can result in serious health complications.
Call (800) 533-7313 to schedule an appointment at Biscup Spine to discuss pain medication for back pain treatment.