Medicine can decrease
low back pain and reduce muscle spasms in some people.
But medicine alone is not an effective treatment for low back pain. It should
be used along with other treatments, such as exercise and
Injecting medicines to reduce back pain and inflammation is helpful for some people. The injections usually consist of a steroid and a numbing medicine.
However, it's important to keep in mind that not everyone gets the same relief.
Narcotic pain medicines. These are very strong medicines that you may use to ease sudden, severe back pain. They are usually taken for only 1 to 2 weeks. People with chronic low back pain may take them for longer periods. You can take these drugs without becoming addicted.