Which medications are used in the treatment of lumbosacral facet syndrome?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Various medications are used in the treatment of LBP secondary to the degenerative changes often observed in Z-joint dysfunction. These include acetaminophen, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, opioid analgesics, and antidepressants. Before prescribing these medications, the physician should be aware of the contraindications, common adverse effects, and mode of action of each agent.


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