10 Ways to Relieve Back Pain

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Back pain makes sleeping difficult. Sleep deprivation can worsen back pain, creating a cycle. Poor sleeping position can worsen back pain. 

Sleep Better

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Right Grandma! Slouching harms. If you sit a lot, poor posture can worsen back pain. Avoid typing slumps. Upright, relaxed shoulders, body supported against chair back.

Good Posture

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NSAIDs and acetaminophen are common over-the-counter back pain relievers. Some people cannot take both due to side effects.

Medication From the Store

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Pain patients may need NSAIDs or opioids. Do not overdose on active ingredients if you take other medications, including over-the-counter ones. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Prescription Pain Relievers

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Even if you're not depressed, your doctor may prescribe antidepressants for chronic low back pain. It's unclear how antidepressants relieve chronic pain. 

Antidepressant Medications

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Your physical therapist can teach you how to sit, stand, and move to reduce back strain. Also taught are back-supporting core muscle strengthening exercises. 

Physical Therapy

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