What To Take For Back Pain?
Whatever you can achieve by treating pain effectively. You should only consider opiates if the pain affects your quality of life
I often use many OTC meds today because do not use so many opiates – here’s a list of what I usually take, along with some tips to help get the pressure off your spine. This is a fairly standard treatment for some back pain, even severe pain.
There are several things you can do to heal yourself faster and make it even more enjoyable:
1. The first thing to do is pressure from the hips and spine. The easiest way to do this is to lie on your side and place a large pillow or cushion between your knees (preferably one that’s big enough to keep your legs parallel). The idea is to lower the pressure on the hips and spine. I still have to do it regularly because I have permanent nerve damage in my own back. Another thing is to put a pillow behind your back and one in front of you in a position that you can “hug”. This will keep you from rolling on your back while you sleep.
If you do not lie on your side, lie on your back with a large enough pillow under your feet to smooth your little back. This is not ideal, but when it comes to making your legs high enough for the spine to press down. Back when I was lying on my back, I was actually lying on the couch with my feet on the floor – I thought I was in a sitting position, only you on the floor. You will be surprised how comfortable it can be.
2. Seizures – One thing that leaves the more painful problematic nerves behind is muscle spasms. They are like vicious circles; The nerves of pain contract muscles, making the back firmer, more nerve irritation, and so on. I have been using heat for years, but the key is to use the right amount of heat.
If you can find one at a local drugstore, get yourself a thermophore pad – I’ve been using it for 20 years, long before Chiro used it. They are hot ,moist instant pads; with a flannel cover that pulls moisture out of the air and heats up in one to two minutes. If you do not have any local, you can get one at the link below. A standard size (14 “x 27”) with your switch must continue – the timer does not work very well.
You need to find a way to relax your muscles if you can. the heat will help and get pressure from the spine, but if that’s bad enough, you may want to ask your doctor for some flexeril, which is a prescriptive muscle relaxant. Today he’s the only thing that will knock me for more than a few hours, but you can only take half if you need it.
3. OTC medications – although I’ve been a high-dose opioid patient for a long time, I still use many OTC medications to reduce my dependency on them. 3 medications that I take regularly are:
a. Tylenol extra-quick release Gel-Tab Power – they work fast and very well. Make sure you drink plenty of water / cranberry juice to keep your kidneys flushed. I took mine about every 6-8 hours, and even with my illness level, it helped to make it bearable.
b. Bayer Back & Body Aspirin – it also works fast and does a really good job of reducing the pain. You can not take as much of it as Tylenol, but I still use it in combination with it.
c. Naproxen – although I use the Naproxen Power recipe, it can be obtained in the pharmacy as Aleve. 500mg strength recipe – Aleve Tab comes in 220 mg. Make sure you only need every 12 hours.
It’s important to note that my pain tolerance is very high and although the combination above works, it’s just good enough to make me feel comfortable during my really low activity.
If the pain does not improve after a few days, you will have to see a doctor, but you will still see him if you do not need anything else to stay at home and rest. The school is not conducive to proper spinal healing. It usually takes 2-3 days before you start to really feel the difference when the nerves have been irritated or squeezed.