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Medications

Profiles of medications for common back and neck injuries and chronic pain.
  1. Pain Meds (8)
  2. OTC-Over the Counter Drugs (13)
  3. NSAIDs (21)
  4. Drug Terminology (16)
  5. Adjuvant Pain Medication (0)
  6. Narcotics (4)
  7. Pain Med Politics (14)
  8. Skeletal Muscle Relaxers (4)
  9. Rescue Medications (3)
  10. Antidepressants (7)
  11. Bone Mineral Density (1)

Ultram
Is Ultram the right back pain medication for you? Find out how Ultram - also known as tramadol - works and what you should know before taking it.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - What are the Symptoms?
If you had a spinal injection in 2012 and are concerned you may have contracted a fungal meningitis infection, this article is for you.

Choosing Effective Back Pain Medications
Pain medications - aka pain meds - come in a variety of classes. Which pain medication is best for your back pain?

Analgesics
Learn all about the 2 types of analgesics: narcotic and non-narcotic.

Side Effects of Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are medications that are sometimes used for chronic back pain and other conditions. But corticosteroids come with side effects. What are the side effects of taking corticosteroids for chronic back pain or chronic neck pain?

Amitriptyline
Amitriptyline, aka Elavil is sometimes given as an adjuvant pain medication to chronic back pain sufferers. Learn about Elavil as a pain medication for back pain.

Tylenol and Acetaminophen for Back Pain
Tylenol can be an effective substitute for aspirin for some back pain sufferers. Using Tylenol or acetaminophen as a medication for back pain can be effective for muscle pain and spinal arthritis.

Aspirin for Back and Neck Pain
Aspirin is often the first thing you reach for when you have a back ache or neck pain. Aspirin is an over the counter medication that helps with back muscle pain, spinal arthritis and minor injuries to the back or neck.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants - Carisoprodol - Soma - Rela - Vanadom
Carisoprodol - Soma, Rela and Vanadom - a profile of this type of skeletal muscle relaxer.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxers
Muscles tend to seize up after an injury (called a muscle spasm ). Spasms can get painful and can easily limit your activities . Sometimes skeletal muscle relaxants are prescribed in conjunction with physical therapy and rest to ease tension and help you make progress with exercises. Research comparing the different types of muscle...

Is Botox Effective for Chronic Back Pain Management?
Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, a type of food poisoning. Pain medicine doctors have begun using it for chronic back pain. Botox is also used to take away wrinkles. Because Botox is a poisoning, extreme care should be taken in deciding upon a Botox treatment for chronic back or neck pain.

What Type of Doctor Should You See for Back or Neck Pain?
The decision as to which type of doctor to see for your back or neck pain depends on what type of back pain you have and if you have been referred to a spine specialist.

Intrathecal Space
Intrathecal space - The intrathecal space is an area of the spine into which spinal injections and pain pumps are inserted. Find out where the intrathecal space is.

Phonophoresis - What Phonophoresis Is
Phonophoresis is a physical therapy modality that uses ultrasound.

Iontophoresis - About Iontophoresis
Iontophoresis is a physical therapy modality used for inflammatory conditons.

Is Fentanyl Safe for Chronic Back Pain Management?
Fentanyl is a narcotic pain reliever that is very often prescribed - perhaps too often. Is Fentanyl as safe and effective as you think?

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