Chronic Low Back Pain

Self Care & Medications

In most cases, health care providers will suggest a plan of care that has proven effective for the majority of people with chronic back pain. The provider will discuss your expected course of recovery and recommend a treatment plan that you’ll do yourself.

Your provider may also suggest:

  • Staying active
  • Learning about the care and prevention of back pain

Some of the medications recommended to treat chronic low back pain include:

  • NSAIDS, which are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and naprosyn
  • Prescription pain relievers
  • Prescription anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications