Safer Alternatives

Did you know there are ways to safely manage pain that doesn’t involve prescription opioids? They may even work better for you and have fewer risks and side effects.

For example, opioids aren’t the most effective treatment for low back pain. Naproxen (Aleve®)*, taken alone, relieves acute low back pain and improves function just as well as when it’s combined with an opioid or muscle relaxer.

Other safer alternatives to help you manage chronic pain include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Advil®)*
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) question mark icon
  • Exercise therapy, including physical therapy
  • Medications for depression or seizures
  • Interventional treatments (injections) question mark icon
  • Exercise and weight loss
  • Acupuncture and/or massage

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* Be sure to discuss all options with your doctor or pharmacist.