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What is the best medicine for lower back pain?

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What is the best medicine for lower back pain?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Health
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Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
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Hello, Im Dr Palmer, There are many options. And it depends what the cause of your back pain is. If it is a strain or pull then alternating heat and ice 20 min on and off is helpful. Otherwise ibuprofen is helpful as need directed on the package.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Chronic back pain. Ibuprofen provides no relief. Muscle relaxer just makes me sleepy.
Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
 replied 2 years ago

If chronic then can consider physical therapy or visiting an orthopedist or pain physician to see if there is an intervention such as an injection that can be done for you. Medications only mask the problem unfortunately. Short course of vicodin or percocet can be helpful but these can certainly be addictive.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I thought the point of this was for you to write me a prescription? I could have easily googled that without paying you 22$
Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
 replied 2 years ago

There are other anti inflammatory medications like Diclofenac or Pain patches you can wear as well. Back pain can be difficult. Often physical therapy, stretching, icing andlow impact exercise, weight loss can help if you happen to be overweight.

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Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
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Prescriptions cannot be written online.

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Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
 replied 2 years ago

Osteopathic manipulation from a DO physician may also be helpful

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Your website states prescriptions can be called in or delivered....I'm confused.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I payed 22$ for a service I could have googled in 30 seconds....
Health Professional: Christopher Palmer,
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Prescribing a medication without a physical exam would be very irresponsible and could lead to loss or suspension of a medical license. Im sorry that this was not made clear to you. Please contact an administrator of this website with your complaint. It should have been made clear regarding prescriptions. I personally to not run this site, I am a physician here to help.

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