Treat your back pain with an online doctor visit, lifestyle recommendations, and prescription medication if needed.

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Understanding Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages and can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. It can result from injury, muscle strain, poor posture, or underlying health issues — such as arthritis, herniated discs, or in rare cases, cancer.
While back pain can feel frustrating and limiting, various treatments and self-care strategies can help manage and alleviate symptoms. A licensed healthcare provider can help you understand what's causing your back pain so you can find relief.

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Medications Prescribed for Back Pain

Celecoxib (Celebrex)

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.

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Muscle Relaxants

Prescription medications such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) or tizanidine (Zanaflex) may be prescribed for short-term relief of muscle spasms and back pain.

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Methylprednisone (Medrol Dosepak)

A corticosteroid medication that may be prescribed for short-term use in reducing inflammation and relieving acute back pain.

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Common Questions About Back Pain

What causes 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.

When should I see a doctor for back pain?

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.

Can exercise help with back pain?

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.

Can poor posture cause back pain?

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.

How can I prevent 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.

Is back pain a sign of a more serious condition?

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.

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