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I have suffered with back pain for over 5 years. .to manage

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Hello, I have suffered with back pain for over 5 years. .to manage the pain I take 2 solpadeine plus only each day. Could you please advise me whether I am causing myself long term health problems . I am 56, female and on no other medication.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for your question.

It is not recommended to take this medication for a long duration, and this medication needs to be taken only for a short duration for the relief of pain. Regarding your back pain you need to consult a doctor, and the doctor will examine you and do the necessary investigations (such as imaging studies) to find out the cause for your back pain. Therefore the treatment of the back pain would be based on the causative factors for the pain. You may be then advised physiotherapy or medications (to be used for a short term) for the relief of pain. An exercise regimen may also be advised and taught to you. These measures will relieve your pain and you may not require daily pain relieving medications. These pain relieving medications have got numerous adverse effects and can be harmful when taken daily for a long duration. So please do not delay and consult your doctor as soon as possible.

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