Supplements do not require FDA approval.
Muscle relaxants used for back pain include Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a safe and effective pain reliever for acute back pain.
Ibuprofen can be prescribed both over-the-counter and via a doctor prescription.
Long-term use of NSAIDs does not carry significant health risks. In fact, it is recommended for heart health.
Oxymorphone (Numorphan) is an alternative to opioid drugs. It is not as addictive as opioids, not does it cause the gastrointestinal issues of NSAIDs.
Antidepressants can only be used for back pain relief by people who are depressed.
Corticosteroids injections work for back pain by building muscle around impinged nerves, creating a more stable joint.