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Pain Medication for Herniated Disc

Using Pain Medication For Herniated Disc as a Non-Surgical Treatment

What is the best way to treat a herniated disc with medication? What are the most effective pain medications for a herniated disc in the neck? What works best for a slipped disk? Cervical spine expert Dr. Seth Neubardt reviews the various types of medications considered best for disk pain. There are three types of medications used to treat the herniated disc: non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), narcotics and steroids. Medications are used to treat the symptom of pain that is associated with this condition. Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Celebrex, Naprosyn, Relafen, Tylenol, codeine, Tylenol #3, Tylenol #4, Lortab, Vicodin, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Prednisone and the Medrol Dose Pack are mentioned. How to take the Medrol Dose Pack for best treatment of the herniated cervical disc is discussed.

Dr. Neubardt stresses the importance of how these medications may help you to restore the ability to sleep despite having the pain from a herniated disc. If you are not sleeping and suffering from neck and arm pain during the night, medication may be your best solution. All of these pain medications for herniated disc have side effects that need to be discussed with your doctor.

If the pain of a herniated cervical disc continues after roughly six weeks of trying non-surgical methods of treatment, or you experience symptoms indicating emergency treatment is needed, it may be time to consider your surgical options. See When to Have Cervical Neck Surgery to learn more.