Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. Definetely, any medication taken over a prolonged period of time tend to produce adverse reactions. Analgesic
medications generally cause renal damage (analgesic nephropathy). So one should always assess the benefit / risk ratio when prescribing a drug for longer periods.
If you are obese
, then lumbosacral support is mandatory. Also, I advise you to take physiotherapy
for back muscles.
As you are having the problem since 7 years, I feel a repeat MRI
of your spine will throw more light on the present status of your intervertebral discs. Hope this helps