Medications Prescribed for Back Pain
A prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that helps reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness associated with back pain. Celecoxib is a COX-2 inhibitor, which may cause fewer gastrointestinal side effects than traditional NSAIDs.Talk to a Doctor
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Common Questions About Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle or ligament strains, poor posture, herniated discs, spinal abnormalities, osteoarthritis, or injuries. In some cases, back pain may be a sign of an underlying condition such as cancer.
Consult a healthcare professional if your back pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, unexplained weight loss, or numbness and tingling in the legs. It’s also important to seek medical attention if the pain results from an injury or trauma, or if it’s affecting your daily activities and quality of life.
Yes, regular exercise can help alleviate and prevent back pain. Strengthening exercises for the core and back muscles, as well as maintaining flexibility, can support the spine and reduce the risk of injury. Low-impact activities such as walking, swimming, or yoga can also be beneficial for back pain sufferers.
Poor posture can contribute to back pain by placing excessive strain on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Maintaining good posture, especially while sitting or standing for extended periods, can help prevent and alleviate back pain.
To help prevent back pain, be sure to maintain a healthy weight, practice good posture, engage in regular exercise with a focus on core and back muscle strength, use proper lifting techniques, and ensure your workstation is ergonomically designed to support your spine.
While most cases of back pain are not caused by serious conditions, it can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying health issue, such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or even cancer. Persistent or severe back pain, especially when accompanied by other symptoms, should be evaluated by a healthcare professional to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.