Your back pain might be caused by either a muscle or a lumbar (ligament) strain. The obvious step is to consult your doctor, but you may feel that your condition doesn’t really warrant a full medical intervention. Therefore, you want to know what steps you can take yourself, or, if you do consult with a medical practitioner, what the drugs and activities they might prescribe should achieve.
Firstly, let’s talk about the medication you might use for a pulled back muscle to relieve the pain or discomfort. There are three areas for consideration here. Firstly, to combat the pain itself, you would look for a medication which works by interrupting the pain signals sent from the inflamed area to the relevant part of your brain. Such drugs are known as analgesics, and an example of this type is acetaminophen.