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Doctors prescribe medication to reduce pain and inflammation from many spinal conditions. Medications include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen
  • Opioid medications such as morphine
  • Anticonvulsant medications such as Neurontin
  • Antidepressant medications such as Cymbalta

Spine specialists at the OHSU Spine Center will work together to tailor treatment to your needs. Your spine doctor will also work closely with your primary doctor to decide which medications could relieve your pain.

Conditions this treats

Medication can play a role in treating many spine conditions, including back and neck pain, disc degeneration, spinal fractures and many others. Visit our Spine Conditions page to learn about the conditions we treat.