Pain Medicine provides relief from headache (headache medicine provides instant relief from the head pain and throbbing), muscle spasm, neck pain, low back pain or chronic back pain (back pain relief can be achieved in many cases just by the consumption of pain medicine eliminating the need of surgery and a further increase in pain. It is a great option for shoulder pain treatment, leg pain treatment, muscle pain treatment, joint pain and cancer pain. It is a non-surgical approach for treating disorders and pain caused due to several genetic, physical and physiological factors.
There are different types of pain medicine with their advantages and risks. Some pain medicines provide better relief than other as people show different response to pain relievers.
Over the counter (OTC) medicines are drugs that can be bought without a prescription. Some OTC medicines provide relief from pain and other help in managing recurring problems such as allergies and migraines. OTC medicines are of two types: NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol).
In cases where the OTC medicines don’t work the doctor may prescribe some strong medicines such as opioids.
NSAIDs, opioids, steroids and muscle relaxants (in specific cases knee pain medicine, joint pain medicine, arthritis medicine), are some of the pain medicines prescribed by our doctor and the options depend on the severity and the medical conditions of the patient.
Some of the risks associated with OTC’s are: