Available treatments for chronic pain are just as different as its causes. You can choose from a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat this condition.
If you suffer from milder forms of pain, they can be relieved by such over-the-counter drugs as NSAIDs and Tylenol. They work by relieving the pain caused by muscle stiffness and pain, and NSAIDs also reduce inflammation, irritation and swelling.
Besides, there are topical pain relievers, including special lotions, creams and sprays that should be applied to the skin to relieve inflammation and pain from arthritis and sore muscles.
When available over-the-counter medications don’t provide patients with the necessary relief, they’re prescribed with stronger drugs, including anti-anxiety pills and muscle relaxants, painkillers and others.
However, they also come with more serious side effects, so it’s advisable to read the label and consult doctors before starting this pain management treatment to make the best choice.
Sometimes, the nerves that result in pain can be blocked with local meds or nerve blocks, but everything depends on a separate case.