Do You Really Need Back Surgery? A Surgeon's Guide to Neck and Back Pain and How to Choose Your Treatment

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The Nature of Pain and How It Is Treated

Chapter 2

Future Pain Medications
Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Locally Acting Medications
Narcotic Pain Medications
Centrally Acting Medications
The design of any pain treatment plan is based on your physician's understanding of what is taking place inside your body. There are many categories of pain medications. Effective treatment often requires the careful selection of a balanced mix of different medications from among the various types.
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Back Pain Guide