Not all back pain treatments require medications approved by the FDA. There are mutliple herbal treatments, mind-body techniques, and massage techniques that help with back pain. When trying out any alternative method, the person must be aware that there could still be harmful side-effects.
Medications are the most frequently recommended treatment for low back pain. Research has shown that 80% of primary care patients with low back pain were prescribed at least one medication when seen by the primary care provider; more than one third were prescribed two or more medications. The most commonly prescribed drugs for low…