Chronic low back pain is a daily annoyance for many people. While there are several options for relieving acute lower back pain, some treatments work better than others. The Health Briefs TV show advises on what works best.
Many people who live with lower back pain take over-the-counter medication such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen (Aleve) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). When used correctly and regularly, these can relieve some of the pain and discomfort. Other methods of therapy can involve stretching, yoga, massage and even acupuncture. Low back pain can be miserable to live with every day and usually never goes away. Patients and medical care professionals should work together to find the best treatment for chronic pain.
Recent studies have found that when patients there is no difference in relief between taking a narcotic, NSAID or a muscle relaxant. Narcotics come with many side effects such as addition, lower testosterone levels, and more. The Health Briefs television show encourages readers with chronic lower back pain to work with regular doctors to find the best way to alleviate the pain. There is relief.