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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year ago.

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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Chronic back pain. Ibuprofen provides no relief. Muscle relaxer just makes me sleepy.
Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year 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.

Customer: replied 1 year 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$
Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year 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.

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year ago.

Prescriptions cannot be written online.

Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year ago.

Osteopathic manipulation from a DO physician may also be helpful

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your website states prescriptions can be called in or delivered....I'm confused.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I payed 22$ for a service I could have googled in 30 seconds....
Expert:  Christopher Palmer replied 1 year ago.

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.