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Back Pain Medications

The following are some of the back pain medications available in the U.S.:

Acetaminophen

Amitriptyline HCl

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Overview

Low back pain is very common. It affects millions of people. In most cases, you don't need surgery for low back pain. But in rare cases, severe back pain can be a sign of cauda equina syndrome (CES), a condition that usually requires urgent surgical treatment. People with cauda equina syndrome often are admitted to a hospital as a medical emergency. Here's what you need to know about cauda equina syndrome.

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Celebrex (celecoxib)

Daypro (oxaprozin)

Duragesic (fentanyl topical)

Flector topical (diclofenac patch)

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine)

Ibuprofen

MS Contin (morphine)

MSIR (morphine)

Naproxen

Opana (oxymorphone)

OxyContin (oxycodone)

Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone)

Relafen (nabumetone)

Robaxin (methocarbamol)

Skelaxin (metaxalone)

Soma (carisoprodol)

Toradol (ketorolac)

Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Tylenol with Codeine (acetaminophen and codeine)

Ultracet (acetaminophen and tramadol)

Ultram (tramadol)

Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)

Voltaren (diclofenac)

Zanaflex (tizanidine)

In general, narcotics are not recommended for back pain.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on August 03, 2014

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