Acute and chronic back pain is the main and most common reason for patients to consult a doctor and a reason to prescribe medications. It is known that pain accompanies about 90% of all known diseases and every fifth non-disabled person suffers from it.
According to a large pharmacoeconomic study conducted in the United States, the cost of medical treatment of patients with back pain increases faster than other healthcare sectors, including seeking medical help in the emergency medical care and outpatient care.
Analgesics for back pain are prescribed in the framework of drug therapy for diseases of the back and spine. After all, most of the abnormalities occur in the chronic form; the patient constantly overcomes the pain that prevents a normal life and aggravating the situation.
Dosage and choice of the drug are always very important because there are side effects and contraindications. Therefore, the first measure of pain in the lower back and other parts of the back is a qualitative diagnosis. After the examination, the doctor prescribes a full course of treatment, including pain medication.
To remove or reduce pain syndrome it is possible to use medicines and physiotherapy, and it is better to combine them. In some situations, medicines are avoided. As for drugs with analgesic effect, they can be divided into two large groups: narcotic and non-narcotic.