Doctors prescribe pain medications to help reduce pain from various conditions. These include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen)
- Opioid medications (like morphine)
- Anticonvulsant medications (like Neurontin)
- Antidepressant medications (like Cymbalta)
These medicines help many people, but they are not always completely effective. Your spine care specialist works closely with your primary doctor to determine what pain medications could relieve your pain.