There’s a drug for pain and a side effect for every drug.  Relief can seem like it will never happen without an act of God. It’s hard to know where to turn or who to trust when we are desperate to get out of pain.  And you have ever experienced neck or back pain, then you know how debilitating it can be.

So what do you do for short term relief without suffering any long term effects?

Aspirin and ibuprofen belong to a large class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly called NSAIDs. NSAIDs and acetaminophen can block pain and reduce fever. Together, they make up the most widely used group of drugs for treating pain conditions.

Pain relievers are generally available in three forms: oral, topical, and injection.

  • Oral pain medications. There are many forms of pain medications that are taken by mouth – pill or liquid form – and they each work differently and have unique benefits and potential risks.
  • Topical pain medications. These products are applied to the skin and are intended to reduce localized pain, such as pain from a sore muscle or from an arthritic joint. Most are available without a prescription. Brands of several popular topical pain relievers include Icy Hot, Arthricare, Aspercreme, Ben Gay, and many store brands.
  • Injections. Pain relieving medication and/or anti-inflammatory medications can be injected directly to the source of the pain.

However, keep in mind these drugs can affect each person differently, as well as interact with other medications and conditions adversely.

Instead, consult a doctor that is educated and experienced in the areas of back and neck pain like Dr. Rob Fast of the Back Pain Clinic Belleville.  

Chiropractic care is the holistic perspective to your ailments.  Chiropractic medicine is based in the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself when your neck and spine are properly aligned and functioning.  Dr. Fast will evaluate your health and wellness to come up with the most effective way to treat your issues.

When you can’t run to the pharmacy, grab you phone and make an appointment at the Back Pain Clinic Belleville.