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Threats From Back Pain And Medications

One would normally relate threat of back pain to an irritable pain but people are unaware of the fact that back pain can even lead to disability and death. However, one more important fact is, that medications or some other treatments applied for existing back pain may also have some side effects which can become very fatal, at times. So, people having back pain have threats not only generated from the disease but also from the medications being taken for it.

Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) have some very serious side effects. These are:
Some may lead to ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding.
Some NSAID's like naproxen and indomethacin may result in increased blood pressure.
Some may result in delaying the emptying of the stomach which would interfere with the action of other drugs.
Few may result in to dizziness, tinnitus, headache, skin rash, depression, liver abnormalities.
Few may cause confusion or bizarre sensation.
Some pose higher risk for miscarriage.
Kidney abnormalities are often reported by using NSAID's.
Drug called COX-2 may cause neurological side effects.
People taking some pain relievers may also have some side effects like anxiety, vomiting, constipation, nausea, dizziness, paranoia, urinary retention, slow breathing and restlessness.
Various injections used for back pain also have side effects like meningitis and inflammation.
Some muscle relaxants may effect central nervous system.
Some narcotic agents may result in impairment of mental function, drowsiness and addiction.
Some adverse effects of oral steroids include weight gain, stomach ulcers, collapse of the hip joint and osteoporosis.
A non narcotic drug called ultram may cause drug interaction and risk during pregnancy.
Back pain itself is no less a factor that could make a hell of your life. Additionally, back pain treatment options may also induce various problems which are adverse and quite threatening. Therefore, treatment under complete medical guidance is advisable top avoid these threats.

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