Low Back Pain (cont.)
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Medicine can decrease low back pain and reduce muscle spasms in some people. But medicine alone is not an effective treatment for low back pain. It should be used along with other treatments, such as exercise and physical therapy.
There are several medicines your doctor may recommend, depending on how long you have had pain, what other symptoms you have, and your medical history.
The medicines recommended most often are:
Other medicines sometimes used for low back pain are:
Medicines that work for some people don't work for others. Let your doctor know if the medicine you are taking doesn't work for you. You may be able to take another medicine for your back pain.
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