Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections for Herniated Discs

Reviewed by Jason M. Highsmith, MD

Herniated discs often compress surrounding nerve roots, causing pain and swelling. The severity of your symptoms determines what medications you may need, and there are a variety of options available. But it's important to note that drugs and medications will not cure your herniated disc; they may relieve the pain associated with the herniated disc.

As with all drugs or medications, you should first consult your doctor. You will typically use over-the-counter medications first and then progress to prescription drugs, if necessary. If you still need relief, spinal injections send potent medication straight to the source of your pain.

Over-the-Counter Medications for Herniated Discs

Prescription Medications for Herniated Discs

Spinal Injections for Herniated Discs

Medications Warning

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