There is a range of over the counter and prescription medications used for treating back pain. It is best to check with your physician as to what is best for you.
Living with back pain can be difficult. Self-management techniques can help you live well with chronic back pain. Health professionals and researchers agree that self-care and life skills play vital roles in a person's pain management. Taking action to improve physical fitness, reduce stress and manage your condition can reduce your pain levels and give you more control over your life. The Arthritis Society and the Centre for Aging (University of Victoria) run
Self-Management Programs in British Columbia
. WWDPI also provides various tips on
evidence-based approaches to self-management