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I sprained the muscles in my lower back and can't

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Question: I sprained the muscles in my lower back and can't get into my Dr until next. I have tried Tylenol and ibprophan for pain and it hasn't helped. Can you give me something?
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Prescription medications are more effective than over the counter variants.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Severe back pain are better addressed with prescription NSAID painkillers along with muscle relaxants. Without clinical examination, I am not allowed to send a prescription here. If you are unable to see a doctor early, I would suggest to try urgent care clinic or ER for a prescription.

In the meanwhile, you might apply topical pain relief agents (spray) followed by moist heat / warm compresses in addition to tylenol extra strength + ibuprofen.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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I sprained the muscles in my lower back and can't

Brief Answer: Prescription medications are more effective than over the counter variants. Detailed Answer: Hi, Severe back pain are better addressed with prescription NSAID painkillers along with muscle relaxants. Without clinical examination, I am not allowed to send a prescription here. If you are unable to see a doctor early, I would suggest to try urgent care clinic or ER for a prescription. In the meanwhile, you might apply topical pain relief agents (spray) followed by moist heat / warm compresses in addition to tylenol extra strength + ibuprofen. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards