Most people suffer from back pain at least once in their lives. It’s one of the most common reasons people miss work or go to the doctor. It’s also a leading cause of disability. Back pain isn’t a disorder; rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem. Luckily, most cases of back pain can be treated at home without the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.
There are some things that make people more likely to develop back pain, such as age (back pain becomes more common after 30 or 40), lack of exercise, excess weight, certain diseases (like arthritis or cancer), improper lifting techniques, smoking, a sedentary career, failing to stretch before exercising, poor posture, and some psychological conditions. Talk to a PlushCare doctor about pain management and back pain treatment. Our back pain treatment service makes getting back pain prescriptions easy.See our FAQs
Check Your Symptoms
Symptoms of back pain may vary depending on whether it’s lower back pain or upper back pain and what condition is causing the pain. Common symptoms include:
Talk to a doctor if your back pain causes bowel or bladder problems, is accompanied by a fever, comes after a fall or other injury, is severe and doesn’t improve with rest, spreads down one or both legs, comes with unexplained weight loss, or causes weakness, numbness, or tingling.
Get a Prescription Online
Assuming our doctors deem it necessary to prescribe medication for back pain, they will send your prescription to your local pharmacy electronically as soon as your appointment is over, ensuring that you get prompt and efficient treatment. You can choose any pharmacy in your state, or a mail order pharmacy if that is your preference. As soon as the prescription is sent, you are all set to go pick it up! For back pain you may be prescribed muscle relaxants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or in extreme cases narcotics.
Some common prescriptions our doctors write for back pain are:
Pick up at these and thousands of other pharmacies nationwide
Treatment often depends on the underlying cause of the back pain. Typical treatments may include:
Book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor to get your back pain diagnosed and receive a treatment plan so you can live pain free.
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
"Quick appts and very professional and thorough doctors. This is a great service and they take insurance!" -Tara M.
Jul 8th, 2019
"I'm a busy guy with work often finding myself out of area. I've used PlushCare a couple of times and couldn't be happier. Doctors are always nice and professional and appointments are easy to get." -John D.
Jun 13, 2019
"After my appointment was completed my prescription was available immediately…. My doctor wants to help me with both my ongoing condition maintenance as well as other health concerns I have." -Eric E.
Mar 11th, 2019