Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) are the most frequently prescribed back pain medications. Short term use of these helps to alleviate the suffering from acute back pain. The most common types of NSAIDs are over-the-counter, prescription and topical.
My last post looked into the benefit of some drugs with an anti-depressant effect in the treatment of the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Well, now it would seem that there is no overwhelming evidence supporting the use of anti-depressants in the treatment of chronic low back pain. However, the authors of a recent review (in the "Cochrane…