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People often associate spine doctors with back pain but many patients come to us with neck pain. With people spending more time with their neck bent down (looking at a cell phone or down at a laptop screen) more people are finding neck pain to be a problem. If you’re experiencing neck pain and don’t […]

Muscle Relaxants for Spine Problems?

February 1st, 2021 by Lauren

A muscle relaxant (or muscle relaxer) is a prescription medication sometimes used for individuals with spine problems. But why would muscle relaxants be used to help problems with the bones, discs, and nerves of the spine? Let’s take a closer look. What is a Muscle Relaxant? Muscle relaxants (also called muscle relaxers) are a group […]

Pain Medications for Neck and Back Pain

September 4th, 2020 by Lauren

Has your doctor recommended pain medications for your neck or back pain?  What are pain killers? How do these medications work? And what are the risks associated with them? Pain Medications for Spine Problems When treating spine conditions, doctors may use pain killers to help with the pain. But what exactly are pain killers? There […]

Should You Take Narcotics for Back Pain?

August 9th, 2018 by Lauren

Many wonder whether they should take narcotics for neck or back pain. Specifically, the use of painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl worry some people because of the severe risks associated with these drugs. Should you take these painkillers for your neck or back pain? Medicine For Back Pain at Home Depending on your […]

Anti Inflammatory Drugs for Back Pain

April 4th, 2017 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the use of anti inflammatory drugs for back pain. More specifically, we’ll review a common form of these drugs, NSAIDs, and how they’re used to treat back pain. What are NSAIDs? Non-steriodal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are designed to block specific enzymes in the body that, among other things, promote inflammation1. […]

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