Back pain can cause you extreme discomfort and make it difficult for you to move and go about your regular daily activities.
A lot of the time, back pain will ease up by itself within a few weeks, but there are some treatments you can use to relieve your pain until it’s passed.
For example, pain relief patches and gels can be applied directly to the affected area to ease your pain, whereas pain relief tablets can help to treat your pain from the inside out.
Here at Chemist4U, we stock a wide range of pain relief that can help to ease your sore back, including treatments from ActiPatch, Voltarol, and Nurofen.
There are lots of reasons why you may be experiencing lower back pain, and many people find that it goes away by itself within time.
However, there are also some more serious causes of lower back pain, so we’d always recommend speaking to your doctor if your back pain doesn’t go away as you expect it to.
Some of the most common causes of lower back pain include:
Sciatica is something that happens when your sciatic nerve becomes irritated or sore.
Your sciatic nerve comes out from the bottom of your spine and travels down your legs to your feet.
It’s the longest nerve in your body, and it’s responsible for controlling lots of the muscles and sensation in your lower legs and feet.
As this nerve runs through such a large area of your body, when you have sciatica you can experience symptoms in a wide range of areas, including your bottom, the backs of your legs, your feet, and your toes.
Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.
This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?
If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
We’re here to answer all of your questions about which painkillers you can take together, which you can’t, and which other medicines shouldn’t be taken with your pain relief.