Drugs, Medications, and Injections for Spondylosis

Written by Jason M. Highsmith, MD

Once you've been diagnosed with spondylosis, one of the first treatments your doctor may have you try is medications. What he or she suggests depends on the severity of your pain and other symptoms. Most likely, the doctor will recommend a progression of medications, trying over-the-counter medications first. If those don't work to sufficiently relieve your pain, your doctor may prescribe stronger medications. If those still don't help, you may have a spinal injection, which sends a stronger medication directly to the source of your pain.

Over-the-Counter Medications for Spondylosis

Prescription Medications for Spondylosis

Medication Warning
As with all medications, you must follow your doctor's advice precisely. Never mix over-the-counter and prescribed drugs without consulting your doctor. Also, as your doctor decides what to prescribe, be sure to tell him or her if you're using any herbal supplements, in addition to any other prescription medications you're on.

Spinal Injections for Spondylosis

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