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How can chronic backache be treated?

my pain management dr that prescribes my pain meds and other meds don t show up at office the entire dr office was full today and by 8;30 they posted note that he would not b in today I drove 150 miles my meds were out on the 6th with the pain in my back I really don t need to drive 150 miles cant function next 2 days Dwight Kilgore 229 457 1020
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Basically all pain management can be categorised broadly into 4 parts.. 1. pain medications 2. physiotherapy 3. steroids(contorversia) 4. surgical intervention.
That being said.. the first thing is to get the basic investigations such as an xray. assuming you got that and the pain is not yet relieved after 6 weeks duration, please consider getting an mri done.
For now, Just to get pain relief, you can consider buying any over the counter drug such as paracetamol twice a day (less effective). If you have a physician within your reach, just see if it is possible to get a prescription medication such as NSAID aceclofenac/diclofenac and Muscle relaxant- Thiocolchicoside 4 or 8 mgs.
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