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What over-the-counter drugs can help with treating sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?

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To start, your doctor might suggest that you try over-the-counter drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or naproxen.

If these don’t work, you might move on to prescription drugs, like stronger NSAIDs or other meds, including:

If you take NSAIDs for a long time, they can upset your stomach, raise your blood pressure, and be hard on your kidneys. If you can’t take them, your doctor might tell you to try acetaminophen.

  • Celecoxib (Celebrex)
  • Ketorolac (Toradol)
  • Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

From: Treatments to Bring SI Joint Pain Relief WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication", "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Harvard Medical School: "12 Things You Should Know About Common Pain Relievers."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Drug Record: Muscle Relaxant Drugs."

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction."

University of New Mexico Pain Center: "Sacroiliac Joint."

Baxter Regional Medical Center: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

Cleveland Clinic: “Sacroiliac Joint Injection.”

Pain Physician : " Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique." 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication", "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Harvard Medical School: "12 Things You Should Know About Common Pain Relievers."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Drug Record: Muscle Relaxant Drugs."

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction."

University of New Mexico Pain Center: "Sacroiliac Joint."

Baxter Regional Medical Center: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

Cleveland Clinic: “Sacroiliac Joint Injection.”

Pain Physician : " Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique." 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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