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Opioids are still often the go to for pain relief. However I will note that most Primary care physicians are now taught not to give opiates as a first line of care for back pain. The problem is opiates are very addictive and are very deadly. States that have regulations on them now have some of the worst heroin epidemics in the country. Furthermore, opiates are often not as effective as physical medicine involving exercise prescribed by doctors of physical therapy or chiropractic. In Canada many head to head studies comparing pain killers and physical therapy noted that PT had 2x the effect on pain without the risk of death and addiction. There is no magic pill for pain relief. Often the "pill" is movement. Skilled clinicians can often find movements and exercises you can perform with little time commitment that have no side effects and relive pain. Questions? comments? Leave them below. Please like this post, repost and tag your friends it helps out a lot.