Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a safe and effective pain reliever for mild to moderate acute back pain. It is also used as a fever reducer. The benefits are usually felt 30 - 60 minutes after ingestion, and it can be taken every 4 - 6 hours. Side effects can include skin rashes or inflammation, and in rare cases, damage to the liver or kidneys.
The most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of back pain are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Short-term use of...Read more