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What medications are used to treat acute low back pain (LBP)?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been a first-line treatment for acute and chronic low back pain for many years. It is a slightly weaker pain medication than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but is considered safer. 

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