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Suggest an alternate medicine for Tylenol taken for pain management

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar


Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2263 Questions

Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: Will opiates relieve my mid back pain? I only take Tylenol, which does nothing. You recommended that I take the meds you suggested, but I want to know if opiates will give me better relief.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised and get investigated

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
As discussed previously first step will be to diagnose the cause. This needs examination by a neurologist and investigation like Mri spine, xray chest, blood investigation for myeloma, vitamin D.
The pain killers like etoricoxib or Aceclofenac are effective in most cases.
In nonresponsive cases opioid are better but requires prescription and supervision to avoid abuse. This is also not available over the counter in many countries.
Tramadol can be tried too.
Tapentadol is an opioid pain killer.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health and early recovery.
Dr N Kumar

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