Drug therapies for spinal problems are complex and multiple. Essentially the principle is to provide enough relief to keep the sufferer mobile. It is important to avoid the fallacy that pain relief is merely hiding something nasty. If there is an important lesion this is not likely to be hidden by drugs. It is far more important to keep mobile on the principle of 'use it or loose it'. It also ensures that physical fitness, muscle tone and heart and lungs remain in good condition.
Most drug therapies are provided by the patients general practitioner and indeed we would merely seek to advise the general practitioner on other regimes that could be used to complement those already tried.
The actual drug therapies include -: analgesia, non steroidal anti inflammatories and specific drugs aimed at relieving neuralgia such as Gabapentin.