MedicationWorkers’ comp exists for your benefit and peace of mind. While it’s best if you never have to use it at all, you’ll be thankful you have it when circumstances call for financial compensation. Depending on the type of job you hold, you may face the risk of injury on a daily basis. If you have back pain related to your duties or obligations as an employee, find out what your workers’ comp covers. Odds are that, in addition to other things, it will cover the cost of medication.

 Types of Medication for Back Pain

Doctors have a number of different medications at their disposal when it comes to back pain:

  •  Over-the-Counter. Before trying prescription medications, a doctor will likely ask you to see if over-the-counter NSAIDs and opioids provide any relief. These can sometimes help manage symptoms without the need for stronger medications.
  • Prescription. If the over-the-counter medications don’t work, you will receive a prescription like celecoxib or meloxicam.
  • Injections. In addition to oral and topical medications, doctors will sometimes choose to inject corticosteroid medication to reduce inflammation in a specific location.


Medication, whether oral, topical, or injected, can provide immediate – and sometimes long-lasting – relief from back pain. Contact a medical specialist to find out what will work best for you.