All Drugs and Medications Articles

Alcohol: Pain Killer or Pain Causer?

Research studies have found that moderate use of alcohol does relieve pain, such as back or neck pain for many people.

Prescription Medications and You

There are some important things you should be aware of when taking prescription medications.

Bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures

This article is about a specific class of drugs call bisphosphonates. These medications help increase bone mineral density in the spine (and hips) and may help reduce the risk of fracture.

Treatments for Opioid-induced Constipation

Opioid-induced constipation is a common side effect of taking opioids for chronic back pain or neck pain, Learn about over-the-counter and prescription treatments for OIC.

What Is Opioid-Induced Constipation?

If you are prescribed opioids for your chronic back pain or neck pain, you may experience opioid-induced constipation. Learn what signs and symptoms to watch for and why this is a common side effect of opioids.

Drugs and Medications Center

The SpineUniverse Drugs and Medications Center explains over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications used to treat back pain and neck pain.

10 Back and Neck Pain Medication Safety Tips

Much can be lost in translation from the time your physician writes your prescription to when your pharmacist fills it. These 10 tips will help you advocate for your health in the complex world of prescription drugs.

Over-the-counter Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for Spine Pain

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are among the most effective and frequently used first-line treatments for back and neck pain. Types of NSAIDs, how these drugs work to reduce spine pain and safety tips.

Medications Glossary

Terms and definitions help you better understand the drugs and medications used to treat neck and back pain.

Medications for Back Pain and Neck Pain

Read important information regarding over-the-counter and prescription medications for both acute and chronic back pain.

Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist or Doctor about Medications

It's essential to have clear communication with your doctor and pharmacist when it comes to taking drugs and medications. Understanding your treatment will better help you reduce your back and neck pain.

Neuropathic Drugs and Medications

Neuropathic pain is characterized by chronic burning, tingling, and numbness.This article explores the medication options for neuropathic pain.

Anticonvulsant Medication May Help Relieve Neuropathic Neck and Back Pain

Anticonvulsant medication may reduce neuropathic neck and back pain that originates in the nerves. An anticonvulsant may be prescribed as a first line drug therapy or an adjuvant medicine for spine nerve pain.

Prescription NSAIDs: Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Neck or Back Pain

Prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be effective to help reduce neck or back pain.

Update to FDA Warning: Some Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Drugs Not Linked to Cancer Risk

Regarding common drugs prescribed to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the FDA warning did not acknowledge the impact of these medications on cancer risk, or that JIA alone increases cancer risk.
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