User Reviews for Indomethacin to treat Back Pain
Brand names: Indocin, Tivorbex, Indocin SR, Indocin IV
Indomethacin has an average rating of 7.8 out of 10 from a total of 8 reviews for the treatment of Back Pain. 75% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 25% reported a negative experience.
"Would take indomethacin when I would get a gout attack and within hours, I would get instant relief. I only took 1-2 pills 50mg and then quit. So I've been experiencing lower back pain for at least 6-8 months. I have been to chiropractor numerous times with some relief. but muscle tension is still present after alignments. Yesterday started taking indomethacin and one day later for the first time, I feel the muscles relax in my back. Feels great to walk stand without the tension and stiffness that I was experiencing. This med works wonders!!"
"forty years ago I took a course of indocin for degenerative spinal arthritis. I have been trying to get someone to listen to what happened but no one seems interested. Okay. The arthritis disappeared and has not recurred. I am 81 now. Also, at the time, I had been having monthly recurring cold sores- had even developed scar tissue on lip. After the indocin, no cold sores for 40 years. It can't be a coincidence!"
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"I get severe back pain. Degenerative disc, beginning signs of stenosis. I'll hear my vertebrae click out of place then it's on. This drug is not very effective at all. They gave me an injection of toradol, I think it was called. Did get about 10% relief. On my second dose of this 50mg and I swear aleve works better. Waste of money imo. I wish they could still prescribe real pain meds. I understand we are in the midst of a narcotic abuse problem in the USA, but good God. There are times when that's all that really works."
"Amazing little drug. I had back surgery two years ago and my pain was worse than before the surgery. I received epidural injections also without much success. After tearing ACL in my knee, the doctor prescribed this until I could get the surgery to repair it. This medication gave me relief for both problems like I have not had for years. I only take one pill at bedtime"
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"About twice a year I get a gout issue in my ankle. I have found indomethacin incredibly effective. I have had a very sore lower back going on about 5 weeks now. So bad in the morning I can't wash myself in the shower. Well, I developed a little gout yesterday and took one indomethacin pill. Took a nap. I woke up with 100% elimination of back pain. Wow! Very impressed. Yes, it still works with my minor gout but it is a godsend for lower back pain."
Indocin (indomethacin) "I have battled with scoliosis for 15 years and have been given all kinds of nsaids to help with the pain.. This was the most recent and it has done nothing for the pain I'm experiencing."
Indocin (indomethacin) "I have chronic pain from back surgery. Added this med and pain is finally under control. Thank you so much."
"i have been using this medicine for the last 4 years. It helps to approximately stop the growth of diseases. It is helpful and I am taking it with SAZO 500."
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"For back pain, this is the Cadillac. Fast acting, low cost, no side effects for either me or my wife. Most often used for lower back pain, usually of unknown cause. We start to use it after 1 day of pain that doesn't go away. Never need to use it for more than 2 days; often works within several hours. Always taken with a meal. ABSOLUTELY no side effects. Works when even the most expensive prescribed medications don't."