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What kind of analgesics can help relieve chronic pain?

Suffering from muscle spasms, a soft-tissue injury or osteoarthritis? Over-the-counter or prescription analgesic creams containing arnica menthol, wintergreen, peppermint, camphor or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help soothe your chronic pain. Ask your doc whether combining topical analgesics with oral pain relievers might help even more. Acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin or ibuprofen can help relieve pain, as can prescription pain relievers.

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