Medication is a Remedy for Back Pain, not a Thorough Treatment

Back pain can be a nuisance when it lingers for a few days or weeks. In our country, back pain is a prevalent problem with which many people struggle for six or more months out of the year. Pain my not be described as debilitating but, when observed closely, seen as a problem that is present more often than not. Back pain keeps people from a productive workday. Pain limits how present a person can be with their friends and family and how actively a person can engage in their day to day life. When we add up the various ways in which back pain affects life, we could most definitely describe even moderate chronic pain as debilitating in some way.

Understandably, when we encounter back pain, neck pain, or chronic headaches, our first response may be to medicate. Over-the-counter medications may provide relief for a short time. In many cases, prescription medications are ultimately needed to manage pain. In and of itself, medication is a remedy that can provide specific benefits. It should not, however, be perceived or portrayed as an effective treatment for pain. Here, we look at the pros and cons of using medication to reduce symptoms of a potential spinal injury.

THE PROS

THE CONS

Chronic back or neck pain may be easier to resolve than you think. At Innovative Spine Care in Tampa, patients can achieve lasting relief through our minimally invasive discectomy procedure. To learn more, call (813) 920-3022.

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